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At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled in 2016, first UN global study shows

According to the first ever Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday, at least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled during the course of 2016.

News in Brief 25 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

One in two African children on the move do not want to go to Europe: UNICEF

Most youngsters on the move from Libya to Italy have fled violence and many said that initially they did not intend to travel to Europe when they left home, the UN said on Tuesday.

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High seas robberies pose new threat to migrant sailing season

More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea after leaving the North African coastline at the weekend.

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Think before making the dangerous crossing to Yemen, musicians urge

During 2016, more than 117,000 refugees arrived in war-stricken Yemen, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), despite the escalating conflict there.

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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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