Mediterranean route

‘World’s deadliest sea crossing’ claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency

Six people died every day last year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe – “the world’s deadliest sea crossing” - the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Wednesday, citing ongoing political deadlock over sea rescue and disembarkation.

News in Brief 21 December 2018

  • Dozens of migrants dead and missing, adds to mounting toll off Spanish coast
  • Drought threatens millions in northeast Syria along with continued fighting
  • South Sudan Mission ‘strongly condemns’ assault and detention of ceasefire monitors
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News in Brief 28 September 2018

  • Ebola response back on track, despite UN alarm over uptick in DR Congo violence
  • South Sudan alert as record numbers face 'catastrophic' food insecurity
  • Deadly repercussions of lack of NGO boats in Mediterranean – IOM, UNHCR
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New In Brief 03 September 2018

  • Jailed journalists in Myanmar must be freed ‘immediately’, says UN right chief Bachelet
  • Mediterranean crossings deadlier than ever, new UNHCR report shows
  • Facebook’s definition of terrorism potentially “discriminatory“: UN human rights expert
  • Tsunami tests to go ahead in 24 Indian Ocean nations
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Paris summit explores solutions to migrant crisis

The challenge for political leaders attending a summit on migration hosted by France on Monday will be to give people options other than having to trust smugglers, the UN has said.

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