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Rome (Xinhua/UNI) A group of 57 men and one woman crossed the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy on a small vessel, reaching the Italian island of Lampedusa just before dawn on Friday, local media reported. more
Palestine refugees' relief chief warns Security Council money to fund Gaza operations will run out in mid-June

New York: The head of the UN relief and works agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) warned on Wednesday that despite weathering a “truly existential crisis” over funding last ...

A third of Afghans have migrated or been displaced since 2012: IOM

Kabul: One in three Afghans has migrated or been displaced in the past six years, according to a new Displacement Tracking Matrix report published by the International Organization for Mi ...

Risk grows of 'catastrophic humanitarian fallout' in Syria's Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council

New York: The UN’s Political and Humanitarian Affairs chiefs on Friday called on the Security Council to unite in support of an immediate de-escalation of fighting around Syria&rsqu ...

‘Hateful attacks’ pushing Sri Lanka backwards, UN advisers warn, urging an end to ‘discriminatory practices’ that feed intolerance

New York: Growing instances of religious-based violence in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka have prompted two United Nations Special Advisers to call for an end to “hateful a ...

About 65 people drowned after ship sinks off Tunisian coast: UN Refugee Agency

Geneva (Xinhua/UNI) About 65 people have drowned after their boat sank some 45 nautical miles off the coast of Tunisia early Friday, in one of the worst incidents on the Mediterranean in ...

Pakistan: Asia Bibi leaves her country after blasphemy acquittal

Islamabad:  Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was acquitted by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case last year, has left the south Asian nation to live in Canada where she has been re ...

Amid countless unresolved cases, Amnesty International urges Pakistan to act against enforced disappearances

Islamabad: Amnesty International has urged the government of Pakistan to take all measures to ensure an end to the practice of enforced disappearances that have long been a stain on the s ...

1.7 mln Syrian refugees wish to return home: Russian center

Moscow (Xinhua/UNI): Around 1.7 million Syrian refugees registered in foreign countries are hoping to return to their homeland, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for the Reconcili ...

Baloch activists assemble in Geneva, highlight Pakistani atrocities

Geneva:  Baloch Human Rights defenders, activists, and their international supporters assembled in Geneva and adopted a resolution where they asked the international community to com ...