refugee crisis

Stuck in Greek snow, refugees already miss dismal camps
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Stuck in Greek snow, refugees already miss dismal camps

Sitting in the lobby of a disused ski lodge on a northern Greek mountain, Congolese asylum-seeker Sylva Caumba blankly stares…
UN tries to cut numbers at EU-funded migrant center in Libya
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UN tries to cut numbers at EU-funded migrant center in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — The UN refugee agency plans to cut the number of migrants staying at an overcrowded transit center…
Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift
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Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift

BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people…
Pope defends migrants after clashes between Italy and rescue ships
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Pope defends migrants after clashes between Italy and rescue ships

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Monday that “no one is exempt” from helping migrants, in an indirect…
Syrians, facing orders to demolish homes, fear fate in Lebanon
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Syrians, facing orders to demolish homes, fear fate in Lebanon

ARSAL, Lebanon (Reuters) – Dima al-Kanj’s house is now a pile of rubble and twisted metal. It was just a…
Painting and scraping: An Afghan refugee’s hopes for German residence
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Painting and scraping: An Afghan refugee’s hopes for German residence

BERLIN (Reuters) – When Afghan asylum seeker Yar Mohammad Haiqar found a job as a painter in a small Bavarian…
Four human traffickers jailed for life over migrant truck deaths
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Four human traffickers jailed for life over migrant truck deaths

A court in Hungary on Thursday sentenced an Afghan ring leader and three Bulgarian accomplices to life in prison over the deaths…
Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN
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Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real…
Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants
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Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants — many…
Dozens of migrants drown off Tunisia coast after leaving Libya
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Dozens of migrants drown off Tunisia coast after leaving Libya

TUNIS (Reuters) – At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the…
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