Rohingya refugee count approaches 1 million as UN donor conference opens

The UN opened a major fundraising conference on Monday aimed at securing hundreds of millions of dollars aid groups say is needed to care for Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
More than 600,000 people from the Muslim minority group have fled violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state since August.
That has taken the total number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to an estimated 900,000, including those who fled before the latest surge in violence.
The pledging conference…