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Mediterranean death toll hits record high

The death toll among refugees and migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea has reached an all-time high, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reported.

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Uncontrollable “hypertourism” changing Venice and other cities

Hordes of visitors and the ease of arranging home rentals via the Internet are turning one of the world’s most famous cities into a “tourist village,” according to a senior official with the UN cultural agency.

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Religious leaders have duty to “protect believers from bigotry”

Religious leaders of all faiths have a duty to protect believers from bigotry and extremism, according to an Imam based in Italy, who recently visited the United Nations.

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Europe urged to increase relocation of refugees and migrants

“Unnecessarily slow and challenging.”

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Italy response post-earthquake “excellent”

Italian authorities are doing “excellent” work carrying out search and rescue operations as well as responding to people’s needs after strong earthquakes struck the country, a UN official has noted.

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Football scores 2030 development goals through “peace and justice”

The “values of sport” – particularly football - are a powerful force for helping promote the UN-led Sustainable Development Goals (

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UN and Africa: focus on attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army, children migrants and refugees in Dadaab camp

Lord’s Resistance Army attacks in CAR have “notably increased”

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Alarming rise in youngsters reaching Italy alone

Thousands of children have crossed the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Italy so far this year and nine in 10 of them were on their own, the UN has warned.

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Steep learning curve for UN police officers

A steep learning curve faces United Nations police officers when they are stationed in a mission where the UN is providing support.

That’s the view of Maria Appelblom, chief of the organization’s Standing Police Capacity which is based in Italy.

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Doomed sea crossing survivors describe Mediterranean ordeal

Survivors of one of the worst ever tragedies at sea involving migrants crossing the Mediterranean, in which 500 people reportedly drowned, have begun to describe their ordeal.

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