The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Countries Offer to Shelter Asian Migrants

    This may be a relief. Indonesia and Malaysia have responded to the mounting humanitarian crisis of thousands stranded at sea in Southeast Asia with a pledge to provide temporary shelter. The offer, which coincides with another boat of starving migrants being rescued off Indonesia, is to take in the estimated 7,000 migrants — mostly Rohingya Muslims — as long as the international community commits to managing their repatriation within a year. The countries won’t actively search for migrants, but they’ll help those who come ashore.

    BBC, The Guardian

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