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UNHCR: “Provide Refugees Legal Alternatives to Dangerous Sea Journeys”

United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has urged States to provide refugees “legal alternatives to dangerous sea journeys.” The alternatives may include “increased family reunification, speedy resettlement and humanitarian admissions,” UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said. According to UNHCR, more than 500 people are known to have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from […]

Italy is in talks with other European Union states about sharing the burden of rescuing migrants crossing the Mediterranean in crowded boats from North Africa, senior officials meeting in Milan said on Tuesday. So far this year, more than 63,000 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), surpassing […]

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UN refugee agency condemns bill which seeks to restrict access to benefits and force temporary migrants to pay for services The UN refugee agency has condemned David Cameron’s proposed immigration laws over fears they could stigmatise foreigners, deny housing to people in need and create a “climate of ethnic profiling”. In a highly critical document, the […]

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Six migrants drowned off the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday after attempting a dangerous passage from Africa in a fishing boat, according to the Italian coastguard. The 18-metre-long boat carrying some 120 migrants ran aground at dawn some 40 meters (132 feet) from a beach near the city of Catania, its coastguard captain Roberto D’Arrigo said. […]

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A newborn baby and four pregnant women are among 31 migrants feared drowned off the coast of Libya after their boat suffered a puncture and sank while trying to reach southern Europe’s shores, the U.N. refugee agency said on Monday. Twenty-two migrants rescued from the sea and taken to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa told the UNHCR […]

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