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“Crisis of an entire generation” indoctrinated by ISIL

A new report endorsed by the UN that examines child indoctrination by the ISIL terrorist group represents the “crisis of an entire generation”.

That’s according to the senior researcher launching the report in the UK parliament on Wednesday, called Children and the Islamic State.

The UN cultural organization, UNESCO, contributed to the report, from counter-extremism think-tank, the Quilliam Foundation.

UNHCR/C. Vander Eecken

France-UK agreement to address Calais refugee situation welcomed

A new agreement between France and the UK to deal with the influx of migrants and refugees at a port city in northern France has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

UNHCR hailed steps aimed at improving the living conditions and ensuring the rights of the estimated 3,000 people who have sought refuge in Calais.

At least 10 people have died trying to cross the Channel tunnel linking France to the United Kingdom since June.

UN/Jean-Marc Ferré

Calais death toll “highlights refugees’ desperation”

The rising death toll among refugees and migrants at a French port requires urgent action from the authorities, the UN said Friday.

According to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, at least 10 people have died trying to cross the Channel to the United Kingdom since June.

UNHCR’s Melissa Fleming told Daniel Johnson that the tragedies highlight the desperation felt by the 3,000 refugees and migrants at the port in northern France.

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