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First group of asylum seekers relocated from Italy to Sweden

First group of asylum seekers relocated from Italy to Sweden

ROME, Italy, Oct 9 (UNHCR)—A first group of 19 asylum seekers was relocated from Italy to Sweden today under an EU relocation scheme. The asylum seekers who arrived in Sicily by boat over the last few weeks were registered in Lampedusa and accepted to take part in the...

Refugee sea arrivals in Greece this year approach 400,000

Refugee sea arrivals in Greece this year approach 400,000

ATHENS, Greece, October 2 (UNHCR)—The UN refugee agency said on Friday that refugee and migrant arrivals in Greece are expected to hit the 400,000 mark soon, despite adverse weather conditions. Greece remains by far the largest single entry point for new sea arrivals...

Number displaced by violence in Bangui soars past 40,000

Number displaced by violence in Bangui soars past 40,000

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Oct 1 (UNHCR)—An uneasy calm has returned to the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, but violence and tension has been reported from the provinces and the number of displaced people has soared to more than 40,000 within...

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