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Mosul casualties mount as offensive continues

Details are emerging of the human toll caused by the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul, with reports that babies just two months old have sustained bullet and blast wounds.

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Mosul displaced faced “numbing degradation” at hands of ISIL

Harrowing stories are emerging from Mosul in Iraq of life under the ISIL terrorist group, four weeks into the campaign to retake the northern city.

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Migrants to be protected under new city agenda: UN migration chief

“All migrants will be protected” in the world’s cities if governments stick to new global standards for urban living, agreed this week at the UN’s Habitat III conference in Ecuador.

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Fears of potential humanitarian catastrophe in Mosul

A massive aid operation is under way to help civilians who are expected to flee conflict in the Iraqi city of Mosul, amid warnings by the UN that ISIL extremists there may be using chemical weapons.

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“Faint” voices of migrants “need to be heard more” in the UN

The “faint” voices of migrants will be heard much more loudly “in UN circles” thanks to the inclusion of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Migration story “omitted for too long” says agency ahead of UN union

The proposed union of the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration, (IOM) is a sign that the global community is more aware than ever of the problems confronting migrants.

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Mediterranean Sea deaths set to pass 3,000 for third year running

The rescue of more than 5,000 migrants in unsafe boats off the Italian coast in the last 24 hours comes amid news that May was the deadliest month for Mediterranean Sea crossings so far this year, UN-partner the International Organization for Migration (

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Ending migrant smuggling in the Mediterranean

Hundreds of people were rescued but scores more are feared dead after the vessel they were on capsized near the Greek island of Crete this Friday morning.

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Language holds key to migrant success in Europe

Acquiring language skills is a big challenge for migrants and refugees entering Europe but it’s also the key to success, a renowned US economist says.

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