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Minority Plight: Security Forces and Assembly Meetings

minority plight: In less than a month, some 421,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, as the United Nations and others raise allegations of ethnic cleansing, according to The Chronicle Herald. The Trump administration announced the new funds as world leaders were converging in New York for annual United Nations General Assembly meetings. The new money for food, medical care, water, sanitation and shelter comes as the U.S. joins a growing chorus of international condemnation over the minority group's plight. Vice-President Mike Pence lamented the terrible savagery of Myanmar's security forces as he addressed a U.N. Security Council session Wednesday focused on peacekeeping. The crisis has threatened to jeopardize Myanmar's U.S.-aided shift toward democracy after five decades of harsh military rule. We are witnessing a historic exodus, Pence said. ( As reported in the news.