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EU’s closed border policy “entrenches smuggling mafias”, says UN rights expert

European Union can stop migrant deaths by banking “on regulated openness and mobility” and not on strict closure of its borders, François Crépeau, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, has said.

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UN: “Mediterranean mass murderers” must be brought to justice

Human smugglers who are alleged to have deliberately sank a boat and caused the deaths of between 300 and 500 migrants in the Mediterranean last week must be brought to justice, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has said.

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Take urgent action to prevent deaths at sea, Amnesty tells EU

Amnesty International has renewed its appeal to the European Union (EU) to take urgent action to prevent migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.

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Obama sends 3,000 troops to West Africa to fight Ebola

US President Barack Obama speechUS President Barack Obama has announced a plan to deploy 3,000 troops to help fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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IOM: “Shocking and unacceptable” numbers of migrants dying in Mediterranean

Head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has described as “shocking and unacceptable” the numbers of migrants drowning and dying in the Mediterranean.

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