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Migrant Lives at Risk as Rescues on Mediterranean Sea Come to Halt

GENEVA – U.N. agencies are warning migrants and refugees crossing the central Mediterranean Sea risk losing their lives if European nations continue to prevent search and rescue vessels from saving those in distress. The U.N. human rights office expresses alarm at recent reports of rescue boats failing to assist migrants in trouble on the central […]

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Thousands Forced to Flee Violent Interethnic Attacks in Eastern DRC

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – In the last two months, the U.N. Refugee Agency reports more than 200,000 people have been forced to flee surging violence between the Lendu and Hema groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri Province. The U.N. Refugee Agency says 5 million people have been uprooted in the Democratic Republic of the […]