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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

29 Dec 2017

Rohingya at risk of deadly diphtheria face shortage of medics, antitoxins

Health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has killed nearly two dozen people, aid officials said.

09 Oct 2017

'I can't take this any more' - Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar in new surge

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar fled to Bangladesh on Monday in a new surge of refugees driven by fears of starvation and violence the United Nations has denounced as ethnic cleansing.

31 Aug 2017

Bodies wash up on Bangladesh shore as Rohingya flee Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Bangladeshi border guards have recovered two dozen bodies from the country's shore in the last two days, as tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims make desperate attempts to flee the worst violence involving the Myanmar minority in at least five years.

30 Aug 2017

Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence face expulsion despite U.N. appeal

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh from escalating violence in Myanmar face the growing danger of sickness and attempts by the Bangladesh authorities to send them home, despite a United Nations plea that they be allowed to seek shelter.

30 May 2017

Cyclone wreaks havoc in Bangladesh refugee camps for Myanmar's Rohingyas

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh A cyclone battered refugee camps in Bangladesh on Tuesday where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have taken refuge from violence at home, as authorities moved at least 350,000 Bangladeshis out of harm's way.

12 Jun 2012

Muslim Rohingyas set adrift after fleeing Myanmar strife

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have tried to flee sectarian violence in Myanmar by boat into Bangladesh but have been pushed back by authorities, border officials said on Tuesday, deepening a crisis threatening Myanmar's nascent democracy.


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