More Rohingya crisis funding vital to keep pace with needs

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Rohingya families arrive at a UNHCR transit centre near the village of Anjuman Para, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh after spending four days stranded at the Myanmar border with some 6,800 refugees. PHOTO: © UNHCR/Roger Arnold

More funding to "keep pace with intensifying needs" is urgently needed in Bangladesh to support thousands of refugees who continue to cross the border with Myanmar each day.

That's the plea from UN relief chief Mark Lowcock, who joined other agency heads and government representatives at a special pledging conference for Rohingya refugees in Geneva on Monday.

A total of US$344 million was pledged, which falls short of the total required to assist around 1.2 million through to February next year.

Matt Wells reports.

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