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April 25, 2017 10:13 AM Fewer than 3% of migrants who reached Italy after crossing the Mediterranean in 2016 were deemed refugees, UN report shows

Only 2.65 percent of those migrants who arrived in Italy were granted asylum as genuine refugees, according to the United Nations. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said 181,436 migrants arrived in Italy last year, most of them crossing the Mediterranean from north Africa in flimsy boats. Italy's anti-migrant Lega Nord (Northern League) party 13

April 25, 2017 6:40 AM UNHCR, Malaysian firm launch mobile app on refugee struggle

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The U.N. refugee agency and a Malaysian firm have launched an interactive smartphone application aimed at raising public awareness and empathy about the worldwide struggle of refugees. The "Finding Home" mobile application was developed by advertising firm Grey Malaysia. It is based on the fictional story of a Myanmar Muslim 13

April 11, 2017 9:38 AM Risk rapidly rising of mass starvation in Africa, Yemen -U.N

GENEVA, April 11 (Reuters) - The risk of mass starvation in four countries - northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday. "We are raising our alarm level today that the risk of mass deaths from starvation among populations in the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria 21

March 18, 2017 9:11 AM Angelina Jolie slammed by angry fans after going BRALESS to meet Archbishop of Canterbury

ANGELINA Jolie received backlash online after pictures were shared of Brad Pitt’s ex-wife seemingly braless for her meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury. The new London School of Economics professor was visiting Justin Welby to discuss the prevention of sexual violence in conflict, a topic she will be lecturing about when she begins her new university 30

March 15, 2017 6:45 PM Angelina Jolie defends UN, decries 'tide of nationalism'

GENEVA (AP) - Angelina Jolie has made a strong defense of the United Nations, saying the world body, as "imperfect" as it is, needs reform but also support. The American actress and special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency decried a "rising tide of nationalism masquerading as populism, and the re-emergence of policies encouraging fear and hatred of others" 12

January 14, 2017 2:50 PM Migrant crisis: About 100 missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

About 100 migrant passengers are missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat sank off the coast of Libya. The Italian coastguard, which is conducting a search, said eight bodies had been recovered from the water, and four people had been rescued. But dozens were still believed missing after darkness fell, in difficult search conditions. The boat sank between 17

November 26, 2016 11:05 AM IS mortars kill 16 Iraqi civilians in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State militants have killed 16 civilians in neighborhoods already retaken by troops. They said the bodies of the 16, killed overnight and early on Saturday, have been brought to military hospitals in eastern Mosul. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity 16

November 13, 2016 3:51 AM Australia and US reach deal to resettle asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island

Australia and the US have reached a resettlement deal for asylum seekers held in offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. Under the agreement, the migrants there will be assessed and the most vulnerable will be resettled in the US. About 1,200 people are being held in the asylum centres on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and on Nauru 12

November 11, 2016 6:25 PM Islamic State Atrocities Grow as Battle for Mosul Intensifies

U.N. human rights monitors in Iraq are uncovering growing evidence of multiple atrocities against civilians by Islamic State militants as the battle for Mosul advances. Abuses include widespread killings and torture, sexual exploitation of women and girls, and the recruitment of children as fighters and suicide bombers. U.N. High Commissioner for Human 25

October 28, 2016 5:30 PM Wiping out the Jungle: Aerial images reveal how the Calais camp has been torn down, with thousands of tents and huts removed

These dramatic aerial photographs show how the sprawling Calais Jungle is gradually being torn to pieces by French authorities. Pictures show diggers, lorries and workmen moving through a squalid network of temporary huts that once housed up to 10,000 migrants on the outskirts of the French town. Just weeks ago, images of the same encampment showed tents 15 1