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The perilous journey between Libya and Europe continues to take hundreds of lives, the UN said, urging for strengthened rescue efforts and better access to asylum.

Syria's seven-year conflict has pushed more than 6.3 million people out of the country, the UN said, with Turkey hosting by far the largest number of refugees.

Lebanon FM 'endangering lives of anti-Assad Syria refugees'

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Lebanon FM 'endangering lives of anti-Assad Syria refugees'

Lebanon is ignoring the safety of thousands of Syrian refugees in the country who are opponents of the Assad regime, as it increases pressure from them to return.

Angelina Jolie on Iraq's devastation: 'I have no words'

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Angelina Jolie on Iraq's devastation: 'I have no words'

'This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years with UNHCR': The film star and UN envoy is in Iraq rallying support for ...

Italy anger after France slams Rome over stranded migrants

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Italy anger after France slams Rome over stranded migrants

Tensions between France and Italy have flared after Paris criticised Rome's decision to refuse entry to the migrants stranded at sea.

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Lebanon urged to unblock permits for Syria refugee staff

Beirut blocked residency permits for UN refugee agency staff after a spat over Syrians returning home.

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Spain offers harbour for migrants trapped in Mediterranean limbo

Spain has stepped up to take in more than 600 refugees after Italy and Malta refused to allow the MSF rescue ship to dock.

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Lebanon freezes permits for UN Syria refugee staff

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has frozen residency permits for UN staff working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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Lebanon FM threatens measures against UN over Syrian refugees

Gebran Bassil has accused the UN's refugee agency of "intimidating" Syrian refugees by preventing them from returning home.

UN, Myanmar agree steps for return of Rohingya refugees

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UN, Myanmar agree steps for return of Rohingya refugees

The UN has called for the 'voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable' return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar after agreeing on preparatory ...

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UN warns of critical Syria refugee budget shortfall

Funding to Syrian refugees is falling critically short of what is needed to keep services running, the UN has warned.

UN blasts Algeria for deporting African migrants

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UN blasts Algeria for deporting African migrants

The United Nations has raised concern about deportations of migrants from Algeria following a reported increase in expulsions since mid-2017.

Emily Thornberry 'disgusted' by UK's silence on Gaza

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Emily Thornberry 'disgusted' by UK's silence on Gaza

UK's shadow foreign secretary said she is 'disgusted that the UK government abstained' from voting for an investigation into Israel's massacre ...

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

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Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

A group of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is working to buid international support for 'safe return zones' in Syria amid ever-worsening living ...

Hundreds of refugees 'return' to Syria from Lebanon

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Hundreds of refugees 'return' to Syria from Lebanon

Men, women and children loaded their possessions onto dozens of buses early on Wednesday for the journey back to Syria via the Masnaa border ...

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Number of migrants detained in Libya drastically reduced

The number of migrants held by Libyan authorities has fallen from 27,000 in May last year to 5,200.

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Israel frees 207 African refugees from prison

Israel has released over 200 refugees who had been detained for refusing to leave the country.

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Statelessness and suffering: Black lives don't matter in Israel

Comment: Netanyahu's defunct UN migrant deal is a stark reminder of how little black lives matter in Israel, writes David Sheen.

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UN urges Israel to 'reconsider' cancelling African deal

The UN has urged Israel to reconsider cancelling a deal to resettle half of African asylum seekers to Western countries in return that Israel ...

Netanyahu suspends Israel-UN deal on resettling African migrants

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Netanyahu suspends Israel-UN deal on resettling African migrants

Netanyahu suspended a deal which would see the cancellation of the deportation of African refugees.

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Hundreds of African migrants detained in Yemen's Aden

More than 600 migrants who fled a range of countries along the Horn of Africa are detained and awaiting deportation in Yemen's temporary capital.

Myanmar 'ready' to accept UN help in Rohingya repatriation

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Myanmar 'ready' to accept UN help in Rohingya repatriation

Yangon says it is ready to accept UN help, despite the world body recently saying that Myanmar's campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya ...

UN 'Woman of the Year': Egyptian, queer, bellydancing activist

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UN 'Woman of the Year': Egyptian, queer, bellydancing activist

Shrouk El-Attar is a 25-year-old who was granted asylum in Britain because of her LGBT status who has helped hundreds in similar situations flee ...

Turkey receives more EU money to keep Syrian refugees

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Turkey receives more EU money to keep Syrian refugees

EU unlocks a further three billion euros ($3.7 billion) for refugees in Turkey, the second tranche of a controversial 2016 deal to curb the flow ...

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