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Migrants arrive at the Sicilian harbor of Catania, April 23, 2015. British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after...
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2015/04/25 03:38
2015/04/25 03:38
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Mediterranean crisis: UN welcomes EU measures on migrants The United Nations refugee agency welcomed the European Union's (EU) mobilization of resources in response to the ongoing migrant crisis in...
2015/04/22 06:38
2015/04/22 06:38
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Displaced Iraqis face mounting difficulties as fighting continues The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday warned about the difficulties facing thousands of Iraqi civilians fleeing violence,...
2015/04/21 20:03
2015/04/21 20:03
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... - Some 1,750 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the start of the year, a 30-fold increase over the same period last year, the International Organization for Migration said...
2015/04/21 18:49
2015/04/21 18:49
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A dire warning has been issued as survivors of Sunday’s shipwreck arrived in Sicily, after a disaster that left up to 900 people dead. It is feared that if Mediterranean migrant deaths continue at...
2015/04/21 17:49
2015/04/21 17:49
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ON THE BZEBIZ BRIDGE, Iraq (AP) — In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed out of the city, fleeing the brutal clashes...
2015/04/21 16:50
2015/04/21 16:50
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UN puts Mediterranean shipwreck toll at more than 800 The United Nations says Sunday's shipwreck in the Mediterranean killed more than 800 migrants, calling it ''the deadliest incident in the...
2015/04/21 15:20
2015/04/21 15:20
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BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, the worst such incident ever in...
2015/04/21 14:37
2015/04/21 14:37
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One of the 28 survivors of the weekend sinking arrives in Catania in Sicily The number of migrants dying in Mediterranean Sea crossings could hit 30,000 this year if the current rate continues, the...
2015/04/21 11:18
2015/04/21 11:18
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Rescued migrants off the Libyan coast arrive at the harbor in Catania, Italy. Credit: AFP More than 1 750 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the start of the year - more than 30 times...
2015/04/20 14:28
2015/04/20 14:28
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The death toll from Sunday's (19 April) disaster off the coast of Libya was uncertain but likely to be the highest in modern times among migrants trafficked in rickety boats across the Mediterranean,...
2015/04/20 09:30
2015/04/20 09:30
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Geneva — The UN refugee agency reported on Friday that pre-election violence and intimidation in Burundi has triggered a recent rise in the number of people seeking asylum in neighbouring Rwanda and...
2015/04/20 09:29
2015/04/20 09:29
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United Nations High Commission for Refugees has expressed disquiet over xenophobic attacks in South Africa in the past three weeks that have left six people dead and displaced more than 5 000...
2015/04/20 09:29
2015/04/20 09:29
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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 17 April 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Earlier...
2015/04/20 09:29
2015/04/20 09:29
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The UN refugee agency is "extremely concerned" about the ongoing anti-immigrant violence in several South African cities. Meanwhile, neighboring countries are starting to repatriate their...
2015/04/18 14:29
2015/04/18 14:29
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The United Nations refugee agency has today welcomed efforts by South Africa's Government to contain a recent wave of xenophobic violence that has accounted for the deaths of six people in the past...
2015/04/18 03:38
2015/04/18 03:38
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As Yemen fighting surges, UN issues urgent appeal for country's civilians The United Nations has launched an urgent appeal for over two hundred million dollars to help Yemen's civilians with critical...
2015/04/17 21:44
2015/04/17 21:44
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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is facing a backlash from African nations that aided the fight against apartheid after mobs repeatedly attacked foreigners and looted their stores. At least five people...
2015/04/15 10:30
2015/04/15 10:30
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New York — The United Nations, which is sheltering over 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months. "We have asked the UNHCR...
2015/04/15 05:29
2015/04/15 05:29
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London — More than 1,200 people fleeing conflict in Yemen have reached the Horn of Africa by boat in the past two weeks, using a route taken in the past by African refugees headed in the opposite...
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