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May 31, 2016 10:28 AM UN: 880 killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks over last week

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says survivors' accounts indicate that shipwrecks and capsized boats have claimed at least 880 lives over the last week in the Mediterranean. UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said Tuesday this year is proving to be "particularly deadly" on the Mediterranean, with some 2,510 lives lost compared to 1,855 in the same span a year ago. Authorities 15

May 30, 2016 1:53 AM More than 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks in the last two weeks of May 2016, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations. The shipwrecks appear to account for the largest loss of life reported in the Mediterranean since April 2015, when a single ship sank with an estimated 16

May 29, 2016 1:45 PM More than 700 migrants killed in shipwreck disasters in under a week

More than 700 migrants - including 40 children - have been killed in shipwreck disasters in under a week, it has emerged. Hundreds drowned between Wednesday and Friday when their boats all overturned off southern Italy, according to the UN refugee agency. This included 550 who are still missing after the overcrowded boat they were on, which had no engine 17

May 29, 2016 9:22 AM U.N.: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

POZZALLO, Italy — The U.N. refugee agency says over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, told The Associated Press by phone Sunday that an estimated 100 people are missing from a smugglers’ 22

May 29, 2016 8:53 AM UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

POZZALLO, Italy (AP) — The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, told The Associated Press by phone Sunday an estimated 100 people are missing from a smugglers' boat that capsized Wednesday 17

May 19, 2016 7:55 PM Survey: Chinese, Germans the Most Welcoming of Refugees, Russians the Least

China is the most welcoming country when it comes to refugees, according to a new survey of citizens' attitudes published on Thursday, with Germany ranking second and Britain third. In its first ever report to record global acceptance of refugees, Amnesty International surveyed more than 27,000 people across 27 countries and found that 80 percent of respondents 11

May 16, 2016 4:06 PM Europe migrant crisis: EU faces 'populist uprising'

Former MI6 head Richard Dearlove has said Europe faces a "populist uprising" if it is unable to show its citizens it can control the migrant crisis. Mr Dearlove also warned against offering visa-free travel to Turkish nationals, describing the move as like storing gasoline near a fire. Earlier, UN special envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt warned the humanitarian 14

May 16, 2016 12:26 PM Angelina Jolie Pitt: Refugee system breaking down

Angelina Jolie Pitt, the UN refugee agency's special envoy, has warned that the international humanitarian system for refugees is breaking down. Ms Jolie Pitt has been speaking as part of the BBC's World on the Move day of coverage of global migration issues. She warned against a "fear of migration" and a "race to the bottom" as countries competed to be the toughest 14

May 16, 2016 11:18 AM Angelina Jolie-Pitt: Refugee system breaking down

Angelina Jolie-Pitt, the UN refugee agency's special envoy, has warned that the international humanitarian system for refugees is breaking down. Ms Jolie-Pitt has been speaking as part of the BBC's World on the Move day of coverage of global migration issues. She said the "number of conflicts and scale of displacement had grown so large" the system to protect 8

May 6, 2016 11:23 AM Strike on Syrian refugee camp could be a war crime, says UN

Dozens of civilians, many of them women and children, were killed in rebel-held territory near Turkey An attack on a refugee camp in Syria could amount to a war crime if found to be deliberate, the United Nations has warned. Stephen O'Brien, the UN humanitarian affairs chief, said he was "horrified and sickened" by the air strike, which killed at least 35