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UNHCR: Tripoli facility ready to help refugees caught up in fighting
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Saturday recommended that thousands of refugees who escaped from detention centers amid clashes between militia in Tripoli be directed to a facility in the capital to help them to safety.
10,000 unaccompanied minor refugees in Spain
Madrid estimates that 10,000 minor refugees are on Spanish soil alone without their parents and has unblocked 40 million euros ($46.5 million) for regions willing to welcome them, the health ministry said Wednesday.
UNRWA head says millions of Palestinian refugees ‘cannot be simply wished away’
The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has warned that millions of Palestinian refugees “cannot simply be wished away,” hitting back at a controversial decision made by the United States to cut off its aid to the support agency.
EU condemns Italian ‘threats’ to suspend funding over refugees
The European Union has censured Italy’s recent “threats” to suspend its funding to the bloc if Brussels fails to relocate the refugees held on an Italian Coast Guard ship.
US refusal to reconstruct Syria ploy to impede refugees return: Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States' refusal to participate in the reconstruction of war-torn Syria is aimed to “artificially slow down” the return of Syrian refugees to the their home country.
Italy threatens to send stranded refugees ‘back to Libya’
Italy's far-right interior minister threatened Sunday to send "back to Libya" nearly 180 people stranded for three days on an Italian coastguard ship if the EU did not step in to resolve another refugee row with Malta.
Italian minister calls for sanctions on Malta over refugees
Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli on Sunday called for sanctions against Malta, accusing it of not rescuing refugee boats in the Mediterranean and leaving the burden to Italy, in the latest row between the two countries over the issue.
Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon
Hundreds of Syrian refugees returned to their country from Lebanon on Saturday in a bus convoy arranged by both governments, advancing an effort by Beirut to accelerate returns to areas where fighting has ended.
UN: 1,500 migrants have died in Mediterranean in 2018
For the fifth straight year, at least 1,500 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean, with the route between Libya and Italy being the deadliest, claiming the lives of one in 19, the UN migration agency said on Friday.
EU's legal action on refugees unacceptable: Hungary
Hungary on Tuesday criticized legal action by the European Union to make the country comply with EU asylum rules as "unacceptable" and an attack against those who protect Europe.
750,000 internally displaced Syrians returned home in first half of 2018, UNHCR says
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says an estimated 750,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syrian returned to their homes in the first half of the current year, adding that the figure equals the amount for all of last year.
New Syrian refugees not welcomed in Turkey, says Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch has accused Turkish authorities of practically blocking new refugee arrivals from Syria, saying the registration process for refugees has almost fully stopped in nine provinces on or near the Syrian border as well as in Istanbul.
Italy seeks to relocate 450 refugees to other EU states
Italy seeks to relocate 450 refugees waiting off its shores to other countries of the European Union as Rome struggles to stick with its policy of banning humanitarian rescue ships from docking at its ports.
Italy stops own ship transporting refugees to southern shores
Italian authorities have refused to take in refugees on board an Italian ship, sending a strong signal to allies in the European Union that the new populist government in Rome is determined to force a change in the EU refugee policy.
Italy PM threatens to block EU statement on refugees
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has warned that he will block a joint statement from European Union members on refugees if it fails to address Rome’s concerns on the issue.

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