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By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
NEW YORK — The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar.
By Larisa Epatko
“We are running out of space in the existing settlements and new arrivals are pitching camp wherever they can erect some plastic sheeting to protect themselves from the elements,” said Sarat Dash of the International Organization for Migration.
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have attempted to flee Myanmar, where they are seen as illegal immigrants, Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports from Rakhine State, where 140,000 Rohingya are living in camps and yearning to escape.
Since November, an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 people have fled persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh. Thousands are currently stranded at sea, some having been turned away from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Many are from the Rohingya, a muslim…
The Rohingya, a Muslim group in Myanmar, are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. The recent target of ethnic cleansing, many have attempted to flee their country. John Sparks of Independent Television News reports on the dangerous…
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