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U.N. Report: Saudi-Led Coalition Was Responsible for the Slaughter of Refugees at Sea

Saudi-Led Coalition Was Responsible for the Slaughter of Refugees at Sea

Four months ago, a ship full of Somali refugees transiting to Sudan by way of Yemen came under sustained attack from a ship and a helicopter. Dozens of refugees were killed, and many more were injured. As I said at the time, Saudi-led coalition forces were the only ones that could have carried out the attack. Nonetheless, their members denied …

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Eight refugees drown as boat sinks off Libya’s coast

Eight refugees drown as boat sinks off Libyas coast

At least eight refugees have drowned when their Europe-bound boat sank off Libya’s coast, a coastguard official says. The eight bodies were on an inflatable craft that can carry up to 120 passengers, said Colonel Fathi al-Rayani, head of the coastguard in Garabulli, 60 kilometers east of Tripoli. He estimated that “at least 100” refugees were missing. The boat was …

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South Sudan crisis: More than 1 million children have now been forced to flee world’s youngest country, UN says

South Sudan crisis: More than 1 million children have now been forced to flee world's youngest country, UN says

.’No refugee crisis today worries me more than South Sudan’ More than 1 million children have fled South Sudan’s civil war, two UN agencies said Monday, part of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Another 1 million South Sudanese children are displaced within the country, having fled their homes due to the civil war, said the UN’s child and refugee …

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World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945, says UN official

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. Twenty million people face starvation without an immediate injection of funds in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria, warns Stephen O’Brien The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, a senior United Nations official has warned. Without collective and …

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Hungary to detain refugees in shipping containers along border with Serbia

Hungary to detain refugees in shipping containers along border with Serbia

Hungary’s parliament has allowed authorities to systematically detain all asylum seekers in shipping containers in border areas, a controversial move that is in line with anti-refugee policies adopted by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has labelled refugees as a “Trojan horse of terrorism.” The Hungarian parliament, known as the National Assembly, approved the harsh measures, which also include women and …

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Hundreds of thousands march for refugees in Spain

Hundreds of thousands march for refugees in Spain

Hundreds of thousands of people in Spain have taken part in a rally calling on the government to take in more refugees from war-ravaged nations. Protesters took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday, holding banners and signs reading “Enough Excuses! Take Them In Now!” and “No More Deaths, Open The Borders!” as they marched from the city’s center towards …

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Women and children ‘endure rape, beatings and abuse’ inside Dunkirk’s refugee camp

Women and children ‘endure rape, beatings and abuse’ inside Dunkirk’s refugee camp

. The fate of those stranded by the UK’s decision to limit taking child refugees from France Children and women are being raped by traffickers inside a refugee camp in northern France, according to detailed testimony gathered ahead of fresh legal action against the UK government’s approach to the welfare of unaccompanied minors. Corroborating accounts from volunteers, medics, refugees and …

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Anger simmers in Greek migrant camp over living conditions

Anger simmers in Greek migrant camp over living conditions

A group of Afghan refugees in Greece protested against their living conditions on Monday by chanting “Liar!” as they tried to block a minister from entering the former Athens airport terminal where they have been stranded for months. Children stuck inside the compound climbed up a metal gate while dozens of protesters pushed and shoved one another as they shouted …

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Swedish journalist goes on trial for helping refugees

Swedish journalist goes on trial for helping refugees

The suggestion sounded like an innocent joke, but it turned out to be deadly serious. “Take me with you!” Abed asked Fredrik Önnevall. It was the moment the journalist suddenly faced a dilemma: should he cease reporting on the refugee crisis for viewers back home and try solving a small part of it himself? The camera captures the unscripted confusion …

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