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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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04 Oct 2017

Aid groups seek $434 million to help up to 1.2 million Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Humanitarian organisations helping Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they need $434 million (327.25 million pounds) over the next six months to help up to 1.2 million people, most of them children, in dire need of life-saving assistance.

04 Oct 2017

Rohingya refugees scoff at Myanmar's assurances on going home

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh were sceptical on Tuesday about their chances of ever going home to Myanmar, even though the government there has given an assurance it would accept people verified as refugees. | Video

01 Oct 2017

World Food Program seeks 75 million dollars for Rohingya crisis

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh The World Food Program (WFP) appealed on Sunday for 75 million dollars in emergency aid over the next six months to help alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar.

29 Sep 2017

'Wave of humanity' puts aid agencies to the test in Bangladesh

DHAKA/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh How do you feed and shelter nearly half a million traumatized people who have made their way, over the course of just one month, to a spit of monsoon-soaked land where 300,000 refugees are already living in squalor?

29 Sep 2017

'Wave of humanity' puts aid agencies to the test in Bangladesh

DHAKA/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh How do you feed and shelter nearly half a million traumatised people who have made their way, over the course of just one month, to a spit of monsoon-soaked land where 300,000 refugees are already living in squalor?

29 Sep 2017

'Wave of humanity' puts aid agencies to the test in Bangladesh

DHAKA/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh How do you feed and shelter nearly half a million traumatized people who have made their way, over the course of just one month, to a spit of monsoon-soaked land where 300,000 refugees are already living in squalor?

29 Sep 2017

"Wave of humanity" puts aid agencies to the test in Bangladesh

DHAKA/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh, Sept 29 How do you feed and shelter nearly half a million traumatised people who have made their way, over the course of just one month, to a spit of monsoon-soaked land where 300,000 refugees are already living in squalor?

25 Sep 2017

Myanmar finds more bodies in mass grave; U.N. seeks rapid aid increase

YANGON/DHAKA Myanmar's army unearthed the bodies of 17 Hindu villagers on Monday, taking to 45 the number authorities suspect were killed by Muslim insurgents last month at the onset of a wave of violence that has sent 436,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.

22 Sep 2017

U.S. seeks urgent action on Myanmar, U.N. eyes $200 million for refugees

YANGON/DHAKA The United States wants Myanmar to take urgent action to end violence in Rakhine state, where a military offensive has created a crisis that could jeopardise its economic and political transition, a U.S. official said on Friday.

22 Sep 2017

U.N. estimates $200 million needed for Rohingya in Bangladesh for six months

DHAKA The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in "massive numbers" to escape a bloody military campaign.

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