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More than 300 migrants drown in journey from North Africa to Europe

More than 300 migrants drown in journey from North Africa to Europe

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The United Nations has marked a grim milestone, announcing the deadliest week for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe.
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Central African Republic crisis is neglected, U.N. says

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 5 (UPI) -- With neighboring countries starting to suffer from fighting in Central African Republic, a U.N. delegate said it's time the world paid attention to the crisis.

Britain poised to accept Syrian refugees

LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Britain must quickly accept Syrian refugees, Britain's top refugee group said, as London said it planned to let hundreds of vulnerable Syrians into the country.

U.N. refugee agency alarmed by S. Sudan crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- South Sudanese civilians are fleeing the violence by crossing the border to neighboring Uganda at a rate of 2,500 people per day, the U.N. refugee agency said.

U.N.: Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe by boat

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- An increasing number of Syrian refugees are trying to reach Europe by boat and many are dying in the attempt, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

U.N.: Tribal clashes in Darfur drive more refugees to Chad

UM DUKHUN, Sudan, April 12 (UPI) -- New tribal clashes in the Darfur region of Sudan drove another 50,000 refugees into Chad, the largest number in years, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

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UNHCR: Mali refugees could top 1 million

BAMAKO, Mali, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Another 700,000 people could be displaced by the fighting in Mali over the next several months, bringing the total to more than 1 million, U.N. officials said.

U.N. refugee agency ends Liberian program

MONROVIA, Liberia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The final Liberian participants in a repatriation program returned home after spending years elsewhere because of a civil war, the U.N. refugee unit said.

Myanmar refugee crisis haunts U.N.

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The United Nations is ready to support countries willing to open their borders to people fleeing violence in western Myanmar, a spokeswoman said.

U.N. DRC refugee crisis growing severe

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The situation in Democratic Republic of Congo remains "volatile" and more displacements are expected this year, a U.N. aid official said from Geneva.

Jordan battles with Syria refugee crisis

AMMAN, Jordan, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Refugees from Syria heading into Jordan is putting pressure on the resource-poor kingdom's economy and heightening political unrest in the country.

ICRC meets Syrian president

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- It's vital that members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent maintain the ability to respond to the situation on the ground in Syria, the ICRC president said.

Turkey opens new camps; Daraya dead at 400

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Turkey is opening new camps so it can hold 150,000 refugees fleeing Syria, an aid agency said, but a U.N. official said the number could quickly reach 200,000.

Hundreds of migrants rescued from boats

DAR KEBDANI, Morocco, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Hundreds of migrants have been pulled to safety in recent days from boats in dire straits off Africa and elsewhere, a U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday.
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