Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 10:05 AM ET

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National Audio 10:05 AM ET

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NAT056 - (UN-Rohingya-Aid Conference) GENEVA. x-11s. The head of the U-N agency that coordinates humanitarian aid says donors have pledged roughly 340-million dollars to help more than 600-thousand ethnic Rohingya who have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since August. Mark Lowcock says the funds are sorely needed and more contributions are still expected. ("..refugee response standards.") (SOURCE: The Associated Press)

TAG: The U-N and its partners are seeking 434-million dollars to help the Rohingya through February. Canada announced earlier this month that it is giving another three-million dollars towards helping the Rohingya.

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NAT057 - (UN-Rohingya-Aid Conference) GENEVA. x-17s. U-N humanitarian officials, high-level government envoys and advocacy group leaders are holding a one-day conference in Geneva today, with the goal of drumming up funds to help ethnic Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. …

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