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New Kerala
Mozambique: UN reports 'worrying' information about human rights violations - newkerala.com #56734but clashes seem to be spreading to other provinces, including Sofala, Zambezia
Mozambique: UN reports 'worrying' information about human rights violations - newkerala.com #56734
New Kerala / Posted an hour ago
but clashes seem to be spreading to other provinces, including Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Manica. According to the UN refugee agency, some 10,000 people have left the country since December 2015. Security forces have been accused of... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Iranian refugee dies after setting himself on fire on Naurustatement. The refugee’s actions were a protest intended to coincide with a vi
Iranian refugee dies after setting himself on fire on Nauru
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 20 hours ago
statement. The refugee’s actions were a protest intended to coincide with a visit to the island by representatives of the UN refugee agency, Nauru’s government said earlier this week. Australia refuses to accept asylum seekers who try to reach... Read more
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CTV News
Iranian refugee dies after setting himself on fire on Australian detention campsays the refugee's actions were a protest intended to coincide with a visit to
Iranian refugee dies after setting himself on fire on Australian detention camp
CTV News / Posted 22 hours ago
says the refugee's actions were a protest intended to coincide with a visit to the island by representatives of the UN refugee agency. Australia refuses to accept asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat and pays Nauru and Papua... Read more
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The Manila Times
Brazil takes Rio flame on 100-day countdownOlympics. Some 40 refugees have been identified by the IOC as possible contend
Brazil takes Rio flame on 100-day countdown
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
Olympics. Some 40 refugees have been identified by the IOC as possible contenders, with a selection to be made in June, a UN refugee agency source told Agence France-Presse. The torch harks back to the ancient Olympics, when a sacred flame burned... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Brazil to get Rio flame on 100-day countdown40 athlete refugees have been identified by the IOC as possible contenders, wit
Brazil to get Rio flame on 100-day countdown
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
40 athlete refugees have been identified by the IOC as possible contenders, with a selection to be made in June, a UN refugee agency source told AFP. The torch harks back to the ancient Olympics, when a sacred flame burned throughout the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sahrawi Women to Get Behind the Wheel At New Driving Schoolof Sahrawis have settled since the mid-1970s when fleeing conflict in Western S
Sahrawi Women to Get Behind the Wheel At New Driving School
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
of Sahrawis have settled since the mid-1970s when fleeing conflict in Western Sahara Territory. Forty years on, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, continues to assist 90,000 vulnerable Sahrawi refugees, who rely on humanitarian assistance. Their... Read more
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DW
Papua New Guinea announces Australian refugee center closure |Nauru is set to be airlifted to an Australian hospital after setting himself on
Papua New Guinea announces Australian refugee center closure |
DW / Posted 2 days ago
Nauru is set to be airlifted to an Australian hospital after setting himself on fire Tuesday during a routine visit of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to the facility. According to news reports, the man shouted "I can not take this any more" before... Read more
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CTV News
Court ruling leaves refugees at Papua New Guinea camp in limborefugee on Nauru set himself on fire in a protest intended to coincide with a v
Court ruling leaves refugees at Papua New Guinea camp in limbo
CTV News / Posted 2 days ago
refugee on Nauru set himself on fire in a protest intended to coincide with a visit to the island by representatives of the UN refugee agency, Nauru's government said in a statement. Self-harming incidents do happen on occasion at Australia's... Read more
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Business Standard India
Greece returns 49 migrants back to Turkey under controversial dealare anxious and frustrated, not knowing what is going to happen to them," said
Greece returns 49 migrants back to Turkey under controversial deal
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
are anxious and frustrated, not knowing what is going to happen to them," said Boris Cheshirkov, spokesman for the UN refugee agency on Lesbos. "Tension has risen in the camp in recent days, with a surge in violence," he said, adding that... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Olympic flame stops at UN refugee camp in Athensthan 50,000 remain trapped here after European countries imposed strict border
Olympic flame stops at UN refugee camp in Athens
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
than 50,000 remain trapped here after European countries imposed strict border controls. Katerina Kitidi, from the UN refugee agency in Greece, welcomed Mr Bach's initiative. "With a staggering 60 million people living in displacement... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Olympic flame stops at UN refugee camp in Athensthan 50,000 remain trapped here after European countries imposed strict border
Olympic flame stops at UN refugee camp in Athens
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
than 50,000 remain trapped here after European countries imposed strict border controls. Katerina Kitidi, from the UN refugee agency in Greece, welcomed Mr Bach's initiative. "With a staggering 60 million people living in displacement... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Syrian athlete to carry Rio flame in Greek refugee campwho was granted asylum in Greece will carry the flame of the Rio Olympics throu
Syrian athlete to carry Rio flame in Greek refugee camp
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 3 days ago
who was granted asylum in Greece will carry the flame of the Rio Olympics through an Athens refugee camp later Tuesday, the UN refugee agency said. An actress lights the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera in ancient Olympia, Greece on April 20,... Read more
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TechCrunch
How social entrepreneurship is making a difference in the worldmore than 300 employees will receive a Gold membership, totaling $200 yearly. C
How social entrepreneurship is making a difference in the world
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
more than 300 employees will receive a Gold membership, totaling $200 yearly. Current members include the World Bank, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Etihad Airways. The Green Circle team picks up the paper waste from its member organizations... Read more
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Daily Mail
Queen Rania travels to Lesvos to meet Syrian refugeesalso called for more international support to humanitarian agencies such as the
Queen Rania travels to Lesvos to meet Syrian refugees
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
also called for more international support to humanitarian agencies such as the International Rescue Committee and the UN refugee agency UNHCR, who have been instrumental in providing refugees and migrants in Greek camps with food, water and... Read more
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Salon.com
Europe is a moral wasteland: Countless refugees continue to die while the West turns a blind eyesaid that there’s a migrant crisis in Europe. In reality, the crisis in Europe
Europe is a moral wasteland: Countless refugees continue to die while the West turns a blind eye
Salon.com / Posted 5 days ago
said that there’s a migrant crisis in Europe. In reality, the crisis in Europe is mostly a political one. According to the UN Refugee Agency, just “slightly more than 10 percent of those who have fled the conflict [in Syria are] seeking safety in... Read more
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Daily Mail
A hero's welcome for Merkel at Turkish refugee campto return migrants arriving on Greek shores to Turkey. The agreement has come
A hero's welcome for Merkel at Turkish refugee camp
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
to return migrants arriving on Greek shores to Turkey. The agreement has come under fire from human rights groups, the UN refugee agency and some EU leaders. The German Chancellor was joined by European Council head Donald Tusk and European... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Turkey threatens no EU migrant deal if visa-free travel not grantedhas come under fire because of the moral and legal implications of it. (AFP Pho
Turkey threatens no EU migrant deal if visa-free travel not granted
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 5 days ago
has come under fire because of the moral and legal implications of it. (AFP Photo) Rights groups, EU legislators and the UN refugee agency have questioned the moral and legal implications of expelling people from Greece back to Turkey — a country... Read more
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BBC News
EU-Turkey deal is 'working'mainly Syrians and Iraqis, from making illegal crossings - mainly by sea - betw
EU-Turkey deal is 'working'
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
mainly Syrians and Iraqis, from making illegal crossings - mainly by sea - between Turkey and Greece, an EU member. The UN refugee agency and other rights organisations have voiced concerns about the agreement under which such illegal migrants... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Merkel meets refugees in Turkey in visit to ease EU deal tensions($8.7 billion) to return migrants arriving on Greek shores to Turkey, which has
Merkel meets refugees in Turkey in visit to ease EU deal tensions
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
($8.7 billion) to return migrants arriving on Greek shores to Turkey, which has come under fire from rights groups, the UN refugee agency and some EU leaders. The European leaders are keen to show how funds are helping Turkey improve conditions... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Merkel defends migrant deal in Turkeythe outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbour
Merkel defends migrant deal in Turkey
Sky News Australia / Posted 6 days ago
the outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbours.' Rights groups, EU legislators and the UN refugee agency have questioned the moral and legal implications of expelling people from Greece back to Turkey - a country... Read more
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Weekly Times
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant dealthe outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbour
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant deal
Weekly Times / Posted 6 days ago
the outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbours." Rights groups, EU legislators and the UN refugee agency have questioned the moral and legal implications of expelling people from Greece back to Turkey - a country... Read more
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Herald Sun
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant dealthe outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbour
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant deal
Herald Sun / Posted 6 days ago
the outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbours." Rights groups, EU legislators and the UN refugee agency have questioned the moral and legal implications of expelling people from Greece back to Turkey - a country... Read more
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News.com.au
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant dealthe outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbour
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant deal
News.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
the outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbours." Rights groups, EU legislators and the UN refugee agency have questioned the moral and legal implications of expelling people from Greece back to Turkey - a country... Read more
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Perth Now
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant dealthe outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbour
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant deal
Perth Now / Posted 6 days ago
the outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbours." Rights groups, EU legislators and the UN refugee agency have questioned the moral and legal implications of expelling people from Greece back to Turkey - a country... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant dealthe outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbour
Merkel in Turkey to bolster migrant deal
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
the outer border of the Schengen (free travel) area together with our neighbours." Rights groups, EU legislators and the UN refugee agency have questioned the moral and legal implications of expelling people from Greece back to Turkey - a country... Read more
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New Kerala
Ecuador: Government and UN launch emergency appeal to kick-start post-quake assistance - newkerala.com #53250The humanitarian community stands ready to support the Government to ensure tha
Ecuador: Government and UN launch emergency appeal to kick-start post-quake assistance - newkerala.com #53250
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
The humanitarian community stands ready to support the Government to ensure that critical needs are met. Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency is preparing to distribute core relief items on Friday to the people affected by the earthquake. The... Read more
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International Business Times
Tanzania to offer citizenship to Burundian refugees before 2017 But, Nduta has reached its 55,000 capacity and, from next week, new arrivals wi
Tanzania to offer citizenship to Burundian refugees before 2017
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
But, Nduta has reached its 55,000 capacity and, from next week, new arrivals will be taken to Mtendeli. In May last year, UN refugee agency and aid organisation Oxfam told IBTimes UK that they were forced to take emergency measures to stem an... Read more
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International Business Times
Migrant crisis: Public believes Putin better than Cameron to deal with Syrian refugees refugee crisis, according to an international poll. Cameron came fourth in the
Migrant crisis: Public believes Putin better than Cameron to deal with Syrian refugees
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
refugee crisis, according to an international poll. Cameron came fourth in the list of leaders.Getty According to the UN refugee agency 4.8 million Syrians have been forced to flee their homes since 2011. Nato's top general Phil Breedlove... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Over 221,000 New South Sudanese Refugees Arrive in Sudan Since December 2013Khartoum — Over 221,322 South Sudanese had arrived in Sudan between December 20
Over 221,000 New South Sudanese Refugees Arrive in Sudan Since December 2013
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Khartoum — Over 221,322 South Sudanese had arrived in Sudan between December 2013 and 15 April 2016, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). This includes close to 53,000 people who arrived in Sudan between late January and 15 April this year. In... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Confusion over Mediterranean capsize death tollEurope migrant crisis: Mediterranean capsize death toll causes confusion among
Confusion over Mediterranean capsize death toll
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
Europe migrant crisis: Mediterranean capsize death toll causes confusion among aid agencies External Link: UN Refugee Agency tweets: As many as 500 people may have perished in latest Mediterranean Sea tragedy A lack of information and a delay in... Read more
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EuroNews
Interview: Africanews’s Naqwor Kwabla on another migrant tragedythe Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an alrea
Interview: Africanews’s Naqwor Kwabla on another migrant tragedy
EuroNews / Posted 7 days ago
the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said. For more on this tragedy Euronews’s Nial O’Reilly spoke with Naqwor Kwabla, from its sister... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Survivors recount mayhem of Mediterranean migrant shipwreckone boat to another already-overcrowded vessel somewhere between Libya and Ital
Survivors recount mayhem of Mediterranean migrant shipwreck
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 8 days ago
one boat to another already-overcrowded vessel somewhere between Libya and Italy. Citing testimonies from survivors, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday it feared around 500 migrants may have died in the shipwreck. Speaking in broken English,... Read more
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Deseret News
Why the 500 refugees killed in last week's shipwreck may be part of a 'new normal'have died in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea last week when an overcrowded
Why the 500 refugees killed in last week's shipwreck may be part of a 'new normal'
Deseret News / Posted 8 days ago
have died in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea last week when an overcrowded vessel capsized, according to UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. "My wife and baby drowned in front of me," one of the 41 survivors told the BBC. The migrants, who were... Read more
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Rappler
2016 Rio Olympic Games flame lit at ancient Olympiathrough the refugee camp of Eleonas in Athens, where one of the hundreds of ref
2016 Rio Olympic Games flame lit at ancient Olympia
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
through the refugee camp of Eleonas in Athens, where one of the hundreds of refugees housed there will carry the flame. A UN refugee agency source on Thursday told Agence France-Presse it will be a Syrian man who lost his leg in the civil war, and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
500 Dead in Mediterranean TragedyThe UN refugee agency has described the incident as "one of the worst tragedies
500 Dead in Mediterranean Tragedy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
The UN refugee agency has described the incident as "one of the worst tragedies involving refugees and migrants" in the past year. More migrants have taken up the route from North Africa to Italy, according to Rome. The Office of the UN High... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNHCR Commends Govt for Hosting Mozambican Asylum SeekersThe UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Malawi has applauded the government and people
UNHCR Commends Govt for Hosting Mozambican Asylum Seekers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Malawi has applauded the government and people of Malawi for opening their doors to Mozambican asylum seekers in need of international protection. The Mozambican asylum seekers are running away from civil war in... Read more
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Aljazeera
Syria civil war: UN evacuates from four besieged townsas well as humanitarian delivery to the area, and continue to monitor the situa
Syria civil war: UN evacuates from four besieged towns
Aljazeera / Posted 8 days ago
as well as humanitarian delivery to the area, and continue to monitor the situation closely," Ariane Rummery of the UN refugee agency said. The medical charity Doctors Without Borders said that there were now more than 100,000 people... Read more
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International Business Times
Refugee crisis: 500 people feared dead following shipwreck off Libya As many as 500 people are feared dead after a boat transfer in the Mediterranea
Refugee crisis: 500 people feared dead following shipwreck off Libya
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
As many as 500 people are feared dead after a boat transfer in the Mediterranean turned deadly, the UN refugee agency announced on 20 April. The incident occurred when smugglers attempted to move them from smaller boats to a larger vessel between... Read more
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Irish Examiner
UN: Up to 500 migrants may have drownedweek in the Mediterranean when human traffickers crammed people onto an already
UN: Up to 500 migrants may have drowned
Irish Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
week in the Mediterranean when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the UN refugee agency said. It could be one of the worst tragedies since the start of the migrant crisis in Europe. Somalia’s... Read more
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St. Catharines Standard
500-km fundraising walk a tribute to refugeeshelp them are underfunded and even if we get $5,000, they need millions.” Curr
500-km fundraising walk a tribute to refugees
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 9 days ago
help them are underfunded and even if we get $5,000, they need millions.” Currently, he has raised $1,594. The donations will go to the UN Refugee Agency, Doctors Without Borders and Islamic Relief Canada. Donations will be received until April... Read more
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Niagara Falls Review
500-km fundraising walk a tribute to refugeeshelp them are underfunded and even if we get $5,000, they need millions.” Curr
500-km fundraising walk a tribute to refugees
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 9 days ago
help them are underfunded and even if we get $5,000, they need millions.” Currently, he has raised $1,594. The donations will go to the UN Refugee Agency, Doctors Without Borders and Islamic Relief Canada. Donations will be received until April... Read more
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Welland Tribune
500-km fundraising walk a tribute to refugeeshelp them are underfunded and even if we get $5,000, they need millions.” Curr
500-km fundraising walk a tribute to refugees
Welland Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
help them are underfunded and even if we get $5,000, they need millions.” Currently, he has raised $1,594. The donations will go to the UN Refugee Agency, Doctors Without Borders and Islamic Relief Canada. Donations will be received until April... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Up to 500 refugees feared drowned in Europethe Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an alrea
Up to 500 refugees feared drowned in Europe
Sky News Australia / Posted 9 days ago
the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the UN refugee agency said. Somalia's government said on Monday about 200 or more Somalis may have died in the tragedy while... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Up to 500 asylum seekers may have drowned in latest tragedy, UNHCR saysthe Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an alrea
Up to 500 asylum seekers may have drowned in latest tragedy, UNHCR says
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the UN refugee agency says. Key points: If confirmed, it would be the worst such tragedy in 12 months and bring the total... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UNHCR fears 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreckROME: The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday (Apr 20) it feared around 500 mig
UNHCR fears 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
ROME: The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday (Apr 20) it feared around 500 migrants from Africa had drowned in the Mediterranean, in what could be one of the worst tragedies since the start of the migrant crisis in Europe. Survivors who were... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Up to 500 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean shipwreck: UNHCRthe Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an alrea
Up to 500 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean shipwreck: UNHCR
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 days ago
the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday. If confirmed, it would be the worst such tragedy in 12 months and bring the total... Read more
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dna
Up to 500 refugees might have drowned in Med tragedy: UNHCRthe Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an alrea
Up to 500 refugees might have drowned in Med tragedy: UNHCR
dna / Posted 9 days ago
the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday. Somalia's government said on Monday about 200 or more Somalis may have died in the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Fears up to 500 migrants died in shipwreck in the Mediterraneanthe Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an alrea
Fears up to 500 migrants died in shipwreck in the Mediterranean
Brisbane Times / Posted 9 days ago
the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the UN refugee agency said. Somalia's government said on Monday about 200 or more Somalis may have died in the tragedy while... Read more
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WA Today
Fears up to 500 migrants died in shipwreck in the Mediterraneanthe Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an alrea
Fears up to 500 migrants died in shipwreck in the Mediterranean
WA Today / Posted 9 days ago
the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the UN refugee agency said. Somalia's government said on Monday about 200 or more Somalis may have died in the tragedy while... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
UN: 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreckRome - The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday it feared around 500 migrants fr
UN: 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck
News 24 South Africa / Posted 9 days ago
Rome - The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday it feared around 500 migrants from Africa had drowned in the Mediterranean after witnesses said their overcrowded boat sank. UNHCR spokesperson Carlotta Sami said in a statement sent to AFP that... Read more
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