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News in Brief 18 June 2018

  • ‘Unconscionable’ US border policy separates migrant children from parents: Zeid
  • Hundreds of thousands of lives lost each year to small arms and light weapons: UN chief
  • ‘Worst devastation I have seen,’ says UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie, as she visits Mosul
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Children ‘as young as one’ involved in US separation of migrant families – UN rights office

The current policy in the United States of separating “extremely young children” from their asylum-seeker or migrant parents along the country’s southern border “always constitutes a child rights violation”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

Women fleeing gangs in Central America fuel new refugee crisis

The number of women in Central America and Mexico fleeing gang violence is rising at an alarming rate, fuelling a new refugee crisis in the region.

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