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Channel NewsAsia
At least 162 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreckvessel flipped over. Authorities have arrested four suspected people trafficke
At least 162 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck
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vessel flipped over. Authorities have arrested four suspected people traffickers over the tragedy, the latest in what the UN refugee agency expects to be the deadliest year on record for the Mediterranean. The accident comes months after the EU... Read more
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Daily Mail
162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egyptport city of Rosetta when it sank. Pictured, a rescued migrant lies in bed as h
162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
port city of Rosetta when it sank. Pictured, a rescued migrant lies in bed as he receives treatment at Rashid hospital The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, estimated that the boat was packed with some 450 people, while the state news agency MENA said... Read more
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Aljazeera
Over 140 bodies recovered from Egypt refugee shipwreckan Ethiopian. Authorities arrested four suspected people traffickers on Thursd
Over 140 bodies recovered from Egypt refugee shipwreck
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
an Ethiopian. Authorities arrested four suspected people traffickers on Thursday over the incident, the latest in what the UN refugee agency expects to be the deadliest year on record for the Mediterranean. The accident comes months after the EU... Read more
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Gulf News
At least 133 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreckin June that the crossing from Egypt to Italy, which often takes more than 10 d
At least 133 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck
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in June that the crossing from Egypt to Italy, which often takes more than 10 days, was becoming increasingly popular.The UN refugee agency said on Friday that more than 4,600 non-Egyptians, many of them Sudanese and Ethiopians, had been arrested... Read more
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Breitbart
Belgian Police 'Helped Migrants Cross French Border'squalid collection of tents and temporary shelters holding between 7,000 and 10
Belgian Police 'Helped Migrants Cross French Border'
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squalid collection of tents and temporary shelters holding between 7,000 and 10,000 people. More than 300,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year to seek asylum or a better life in Europe, according to the UN refugee agency UN... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Scores of bodies pulled from Mediterranean after Egypt boat disasteras high as 600. "UNHCR is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet anothe
Scores of bodies pulled from Mediterranean after Egypt boat disaster
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
as high as 600. "UNHCR is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet another boat capsized in the Mediterranean," the UN refugee agency said in a statement. Of the 150 people rescued, UNHCR said the majority are Egyptians, Sudanese and other... Read more
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iafrica.com
Death toll from Egypt shipwreck risesvessel flipped over. Authorities have arrested four suspected people trafficke
Death toll from Egypt shipwreck rises
iafrica.com / Posted yesterday
vessel flipped over. Authorities have arrested four suspected people traffickers over the tragedy, the latest in what the UN refugee agency expects to be the deadliest year on record for the Mediterranean. The accident comes months after the EU... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Egypt migrant shipwreck death toll tops 100vessel flipped over. Authorities have arrested four suspected people trafficke
Egypt migrant shipwreck death toll tops 100
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vessel flipped over. Authorities have arrested four suspected people traffickers over the tragedy, the latest in what the UN refugee agency expects to be the deadliest year on record for the Mediterranean. The accident comes months after the EU... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Refugee Summit - 'No Cause for Comfort'plans to increase refugee resettlement to 110,000, Huang told IPS that his pled
UN Refugee Summit - 'No Cause for Comfort'
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
plans to increase refugee resettlement to 110,000, Huang told IPS that his pledge is just a "drop in the bucket." The UN Refugee Agency has estimated that more than 1.1 million refugees would need resettlement in 2016. Byanyima also noted the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Dozens of bodies retrieved after Egypt boat disasterhave reached 600. "UNHCR is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet anot
Dozens of bodies retrieved after Egypt boat disaster
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
have reached 600. "UNHCR is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet another boat capsized in the Mediterranean," the UN refugee agency said in a statement. Of the 150 people rescued, UNHCR said the majority are Egyptians as well as Sudanese... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
‘Like the apocalypse’: More than 100 bodies recovered from Egypt shipwreckport city of Rosetta. Authorities have arrested four suspected human trafficke
‘Like the apocalypse’: More than 100 bodies recovered from Egypt shipwreck
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port city of Rosetta. Authorities have arrested four suspected human traffickers over the tragedy, the latest in what the UN refugee agency expects to be the deadliest year on record for the Mediterranean. Military boats were seen bringing... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Dozens of bodies pulled from Mediterranean after Egypt boat disasteras high as 600. "UNHCR is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet anothe
Dozens of bodies pulled from Mediterranean after Egypt boat disaster
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
as high as 600. "UNHCR is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet another boat capsized in the Mediterranean," the UN refugee agency said in a statement. Of the 150 people rescued, UNHCR said the majority are Egyptians, Sudanese and other... Read more
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Rappler
Egypt migrant boat death toll rises to 79to shore on Thursday. Authorities have arrested 4 suspected people traffickers
Egypt migrant boat death toll rises to 79
Rappler / Posted yesterday
to shore on Thursday. Authorities have arrested 4 suspected people traffickers over the tragedy, the latest in what the UN refugee agency expects to be the deadliest year on record for the Mediterranean. The accident comes months after the EU... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
U.S. Announces $133 Million Aid for South Sudan Refugeeslatest violence in South Sudan has pushed some 52, 000 South Sudanese as refuge
U.S. Announces $133 Million Aid for South Sudan Refugees
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
latest violence in South Sudan has pushed some 52, 000 South Sudanese as refugees in Uganda, according to an August 2, 2016 UN refugee agency update, underlining Uganda's legitimate interest in the evolving situation in the country. The statement... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Egypt migrant boat death toll rises to 79to shore on Thursday. Authorities have arrested four suspected people traffick
Egypt migrant boat death toll rises to 79
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
to shore on Thursday. Authorities have arrested four suspected people traffickers over the tragedy, the latest in what the UN refugee agency expects to be the deadliest year on record for the Mediterranean. The accident comes months after the EU... Read more
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Daily News
Boat with up to 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drownedfatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be “the deadliest year on recor
Boat with up to 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drowned
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
fatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be “the deadliest year on record in the Mediterranean Sea,” said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). In June, a boat capsized near Sicily, drowning at least 169 migrants. Earlier that month, a boat... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Death toll in Egypt boat accident tops 51 as more bodies pulled outhad been retrieved. Authorities have arrested four suspected human traffickers
Death toll in Egypt boat accident tops 51 as more bodies pulled out
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
had been retrieved. Authorities have arrested four suspected human traffickers over the tragedy, the latest in what the UN refugee agency expects to be the deadliest year on record for the Mediterranean. A military boat was seen bringing six... Read more
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DW
US boy wants to open home to Syrian refugee: 'We will give him a family,' 'I will share my bike' |are about 20 million refugees around the world, including almost 5 million from
US boy wants to open home to Syrian refugee: 'We will give him a family,' 'I will share my bike' |
DW / Posted 2 days ago
are about 20 million refugees around the world, including almost 5 million from Syria, according to June estimates from the UN Refugee Agency. A total of about 65.3 million people who have been forcibly displaced - more than at any time since World... Read more
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International Business Times
Syria's civil war: How a 75-old woman deceived militants to flee Isis-held Raqqasituation improves, I will go back." There is an estimated one million Syrian
Syria's civil war: How a 75-old woman deceived militants to flee Isis-held Raqqa
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
situation improves, I will go back." There is an estimated one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, as per estimates by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). Global charity World Vision has been providing assistance to refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey... Read more
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New Kerala
Death toll rises to 42 in migrant shipwreck off Egypt - newkerala.com #122469mostly from Sudan, Syria and Libya, with the number of unregistered refugees be
Death toll rises to 42 in migrant shipwreck off Egypt - newkerala.com #122469
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
mostly from Sudan, Syria and Libya, with the number of unregistered refugees believed to be much higher, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Hundreds of people have been arrested in Egypt by naval forces for attempting to migrate illegally... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedyfatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on recor
Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
fatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on record in the Mediterranean Sea," said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The European Union launched "Operation Sophia" last year to destroy smuggler boats that could be... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedyfatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on recor
Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
fatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on record in the Mediterranean Sea," said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The European Union launched "Operation Sophia" last year to destroy smuggler boats that could be... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedyfatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on recor
Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
fatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on record in the Mediterranean Sea," said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The European Union launched "Operation Sophia" last year to destroy smuggler boats that could be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenya Hopes to Move 150,000 Refugees to Somalia By Year-Endlives, it represented a fraction of the 1.1 million refugees who are in need of
Kenya Hopes to Move 150,000 Refugees to Somalia By Year-End
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
lives, it represented a fraction of the 1.1 million refugees who are in need of resettlement in 2016, according to the UN refugee agency. Countries also boosted financial contributions to UN appeals and international humanitarian organisations... Read more
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Rappler
Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedyfatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on recor
Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy
Rappler / Posted 2 days ago
fatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on record in the Mediterranean Sea," said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The European Union launched "Operation Sophia" last year to destroy smuggler boats that could be... Read more
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The Manila Times
Boat with up to 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drownedfatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be “the deadliest year on recor
Boat with up to 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drowned
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
fatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be “the deadliest year on record in the Mediterranean Sea,” said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). In June, a boat capsized near Sicily, drowning at least 169 migrants. Earlier that month, a boat... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada’s new UN ambasssador outlines his vision for the futuremaking sure there’s a whole UN approach to some of the problems.” The UN has 1
Canada’s new UN ambasssador outlines his vision for the future
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
making sure there’s a whole UN approach to some of the problems.” The UN has 15 specialized agencies, including the UN Refugee Agency and the World Health Organization, as well as a number of other programs, funds and related... Read more
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The News & Observer
The Day's Best Photos |reach Europe. The Moria unrest underscored the ongoing urgency of Europe's bigg
The Day's Best Photos |
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
reach Europe. The Moria unrest underscored the ongoing urgency of Europe's biggest refugee crisis since World War II as the UN refugee agency warned fatalities in the Mediterranean could outstrip last year's total of almost 4,000. LOUISA... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Boat with up to 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drownedfatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on recor
Boat with up to 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drowned
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
fatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on record in the Mediterranean Sea," said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). In June, a boat capsized near Sicily, drowning at least 169 migrants. Earlier that month, a boat... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Migrant boat capsizes off Egypt, killing at least 42fatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on recor
Migrant boat capsizes off Egypt, killing at least 42
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 3 days ago
fatality rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on record in the Mediterranean Sea," said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). In June, a boat capsized near Sicily, drowning at least 169 migrants. Earlier that month, a boat... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Greece finds shelter for Lesbos migrants after firespent the night in churches, said Efi Latsoudi, a human rights activist who was
Greece finds shelter for Lesbos migrants after fire
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 3 days ago
spent the night in churches, said Efi Latsoudi, a human rights activist who was decorated for her work on Lesbos by the UN refugee agency earlier this month. "There needs to be a long-term plan. Human lives and our dignity are at stake," she... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Greece finds shelter for Lesbos migrants after firespent the night in churches, said Efi Latsoudi, a human rights activist who was
Greece finds shelter for Lesbos migrants after fire
News 24 South Africa / Posted 3 days ago
spent the night in churches, said Efi Latsoudi, a human rights activist who was decorated for her work on Lesbos by the UN refugee agency earlier this month. "There needs to be a long-term plan. Human lives and our dignity are at stake," she... Read more
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EuroNews
65 million people displaced by conflict worldwide: World Bank reportby conflict worldwide stands at 65 million, according to a new World Bank repor
65 million people displaced by conflict worldwide: World Bank report
EuroNews / Posted 3 days ago
by conflict worldwide stands at 65 million, according to a new World Bank report. The study, produced together with the UN refugee agency said ten conflicts are responsible for the majority of forced displacement of people. It pointed to... Read more
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BC Local News
Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group will welcome family this week1,150 or 80 per cent are women and children. Only eight of these people have a
Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group will welcome family this week
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
1,150 or 80 per cent are women and children. Only eight of these people have a chance of being resettled based on the UN Refugee Agency statistics.” With the fundraising over, at least for this family, other KRRG team members will now assist... Read more
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Breitbart
As Immigrants Flood Italy, More and More Italians Emigrate Outof the emigrants were the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and France. The
As Immigrants Flood Italy, More and More Italians Emigrate Out
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
of the emigrants were the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and France. The report also notes that according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), more than 150,000 “irregular” immigrants reached Italian shores in 2015, while in the first... Read more
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BBC News
Syria aid convoy attack: What we knowof 31 lorries loaded with non-food items, clothes and paediatric nutrients, sup
Syria aid convoy attack: What we know
BBC News / Posted 3 days ago
of 31 lorries loaded with non-food items, clothes and paediatric nutrients, supported by the World Food Programme, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UN Children's Fund (Unicef), and the International Organisation for Migration. On Monday... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Sudan says hosting 400,000 South Sudan refugeesthis year. When asked about the discrepancy, Digna said: "Many times we don't
Sudan says hosting 400,000 South Sudan refugees
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
this year. When asked about the discrepancy, Digna said: "Many times we don't agree on the numbers" with the UN. The UN refugee agency representative for Sudan, Noriko Yoshida, appealed for more global aid to help address the South Sudanese... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Obama draws pledges from 50 countries to take in 360 000 refugeeslives, it represented a fraction of the 1.1 million refugees who are in need of
Obama draws pledges from 50 countries to take in 360 000 refugees
News 24 South Africa / Posted 3 days ago
lives, it represented a fraction of the 1.1 million refugees who are in need of resettlement in 2016, according to the UN refugee agency. Countries also boosted financial contributions to UN appeals and international humanitarian organizations... Read more
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International Business Times
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, other major tech giants respond to President Obama's refugee aid call65.3 million people around the world were "forcibly displaced" as a result of c
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, other major tech giants respond to President Obama's refugee aid call
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
65.3 million people around the world were "forcibly displaced" as a result of conflict or persecution in 2015 alone, the UN refugee agency estimates. Nearly 21.3 million of them are refugees with over half of them under the age of 18. The... Read more
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Eye Witness News
US says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at UNUnited Nations said. But Ambassador Samantha Power said that was “still only a
US says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at UN
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
United Nations said. But Ambassador Samantha Power said that was “still only a fraction” of what was needed because the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has assessed that some 1.2 million refugees need to be resettled. Countries could only attend... Read more
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New Kerala
Obama calls for more efforts to help refugees - newkerala.com #121506to help the refugees. More than 65 million people in the world are displaced,
Obama calls for more efforts to help refugees - newkerala.com #121506
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
to help the refugees. More than 65 million people in the world are displaced, the highest number on record since the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) began collecting statistics, according to the White House. More than 21 million of these people... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pittone of the world’s most star-studded, tabloid-generating romances. (Photo by Ch
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Savannah Morning News / Posted 4 days ago
one of the world’s most star-studded, tabloid-generating romances. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) Actress and UN refugee agency envoy special envoy Angelina Jolie talks during a visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Azraq in northern... Read more
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Business Wire
Oliver Wyman Joins the White House Call-Action for Private Sector Engagement on Global Refugee Crisisrefugee crisis. There are more than 65 million displaced people in the world to
Oliver Wyman Joins the White House Call-Action for Private Sector Engagement on Global Refugee Crisis
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
refugee crisis. There are more than 65 million displaced people in the world today, the highest number on record since the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) began collecting statistics. More than 21 million of these people have crossed international... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Greek migrant camp torched as UN warns of deadly yearto Lesbos. The Moria unrest underscored the ongoing urgency of Europe's bigges
Greek migrant camp torched as UN warns of deadly year
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
to Lesbos. The Moria unrest underscored the ongoing urgency of Europe's biggest refugee crisis since World War II as the UN refugee agency warned fatalities in the Mediterranean could outstrip last year's total of almost 4,000. Billionaire... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
'Number of migrants crossing Med to Europe in 2016 passes 300,000'of migrants and refugees at sea, off the coast of Sicily, on April 11, 2016 "T
'Number of migrants crossing Med to Europe in 2016 passes 300,000'
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 days ago
of migrants and refugees at sea, off the coast of Sicily, on April 11, 2016 "The number of refugees and migrants reaching European shores this year passed the 300,000 mark today," William Spindler, spokesman for the UN refugee agency, told reporte... Read more
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Rappler
Number of migrants crossing Med to Europe in 2016 passes 300,000 – UN2015, the UN said Tuesday, September 20. "The number of refugees and migrants
Number of migrants crossing Med to Europe in 2016 passes 300,000 – UN
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
2015, the UN said Tuesday, September 20. "The number of refugees and migrants reaching European shores this year passed the 300,000 mark today," William Spindler, spokesman for the UN refugee agency, told reporters. More details soon. – Rappler... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Praises Govt's Role in Peacekeepingthe UN press office said. That official synopsis did not indicate whether the
UN Praises Govt's Role in Peacekeeping
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
the UN press office said. That official synopsis did not indicate whether the secretary-general had made reference to the UN refugee agency's statement on Saturday that it "shares some of the concerns" recently raised about involuntary... Read more
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International Business Times
World leaders back UN plan to share responsibility for refugees, but not before 2018especially in the Middle East and Africa, and millions of people fleeing due to
World leaders back UN plan to share responsibility for refugees, but not before 2018
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
especially in the Middle East and Africa, and millions of people fleeing due to poverty and violence. According to UN Refugee Agency, there are currently 65.3 million displaced people across the world, of which 21.3 million are refugees,... Read more
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BBC News
Migrants flee burning Greek camp of Moria on Lesbosshowed huge flames. No injuries have been reported. Police are investigating w
Migrants flee burning Greek camp of Moria on Lesbos
BBC News / Posted 5 days ago
showed huge flames. No injuries have been reported. Police are investigating whether the fire was started deliberately. According to the UN Refugee Agency, some 5,600 refugees currently live on Lesbos, but the island only has capacity for... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
‘We can change this’: World leaders at UN approve plan for refugee crisissituations and another on seeking more equitable burden sharing in support of t
‘We can change this’: World leaders at UN approve plan for refugee crisis
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 5 days ago
situations and another on seeking more equitable burden sharing in support of the world’s refugees. According to the UN Refugee Agency, refugees are people forced to flee due to armed conflict or persecution, while migrants choose to move in... Read more
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