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ROME (Reuters) - Up to 500 migrants might have drowned in the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday that it would not be part of mandatory "detention centres" for refugees in Greece, the European Union-Turkey deal having crossed a "red line" in its standing policy.
ROME (Reuters) - European Union countries should help Italy absorb the huge number of migrants arriving by boat from North Africa, by agreeing to take in people rescued in international waters, a U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman said on Friday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than one million people have been uprooted by the conflict in Ukraine, including 260,000 within the country where further mass displacement is feared due to ongoing fighting, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Assailants kidnapped 14 Eritrean asylum seekers in Sudan's eastern Kassala state, a source with the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Half of the world's 10.5 million refugees are living in urban centres, driving up living costs and increasing the risk of tension with local populations, the United Nations refugee agency said on Monday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of people forced to flee their homes to escape war or abuse has risen to its highest for 15 years, with four out of five refugees in developing countries, the United Nations said on Monday.
ROME (Reuters) - More than 400 African migrants fleeing Libya on two boats are reported missing, the U.N. said on Monday, and a Vatican official in Tripoli said the bodies of at least 10 migrants had washed up on the city's beaches.
KUALA LUMPUR: Myanmar refugees picked up by the authorities should be released to non-governmental groups which are prepared to stand as guarantors while their United Nations' refugee status is being checked.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Racially motivated attacks have risen to alarming levels in Greece and authorities are doing little to tackle the problem, the U.N. refugee agency said in a report on Tuesday.