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Dozens of migrants from Yemen drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti.

Comment: The EU says it wants to help refugees, but the new pact reflects the same mindset of deterrence and dissuasion, focusing on border controls and returns, writes Tommaso Segantini.

Two migrant boats at sea <em>for</em> days now safe

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Two migrant boats at sea for days now safe

On three boats in the Mediterranean monitored over their critical situation, only two were rescued on Saturday.

Libyan coastguard intercepts 138 migrants at sea

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Libyan coastguard intercepts 138 migrants at sea

An inflatable boat carrying 138 migrants was intercepted off Libya's western coast.

Hundreds of migrants intercepted off <em>the</em> coast of Libya

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Hundreds of migrants intercepted off the coast of Libya

At least 480 migrants were caught by Libyan local coast guard forces over the weekend as they were trying to cross the ...

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UN: 2,276 refugees died reaching Europe last year

"The true crisis on maritime routes to Europe is the lack of unified European Union and African policy aimed at safe, humane migration management."

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Dozens die in migrant ship fire off Libya: charity

More than 40 people were rescued after the boat's engine caught fire off the coast of Libya, while 60 are missing and presumed ...

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15 dead in Rohingya camp blaze in Bangladesh: UN

The fire has caused 'catastrophic' damage to the camp in Cox's Bazar and displaced tens of thousands.

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Yemen’s Houthis admit tear-gas caused fire which killed scores

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have admitted that tear gas fired by guards working for them caused a fire which killed at least 45 migrants at a ...

UN Security Council alarmed by fighting in Yemen's Marib

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UN Security Council alarmed by fighting in Yemen's Marib

Armed clashes around the Yemeni city of Marib has raised concerns, with the UN warning of a worsening humanitarian catastrophe.

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Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

A fierce offensive by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Marib province is threatening the camps of people already displaced by war.

Yemen Houthis voice 'deep regret' over migrant deaths,

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Yemen Houthis voice 'deep regret' over migrant deaths,

The fire that broke out at the detention centre and killed 44 was caused by the Houthi rebels.

UN calls <em>for</em> probe into deadly Yemen blaze

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UN calls for probe into deadly Yemen blaze

The UN on Tuesday called for a probe into a fire that killed dozens of migrants at a holding facility in Sanaa.

HRW says Houthi fire caused Yemen blaze

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HRW says Houthi fire caused Yemen blaze

Human Rights Watch said that 'unidentified projectiles' launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels caused a fire that killed migrants.

Migrants demand <em>international</em> probe into deadly Yemen fire

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Migrants demand international probe into deadly Yemen fire

Othman Gilto, head of the Ethiopian community in Sanaa, called for an international investigation into the ...

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Dozens feared dead in weekend Yemen blaze: IOM

Dozens of migrants are feared to have died in a fire last weekend at an overcrowded holding facility in Sanaa.

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UN seeks access to migrants injured in Yemen blaze

The UN urged Houthis who control the Yemeni capital Sanaa to provide access to dozens of African migrants who were seriously ...

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UN urges Houthis to allow access to injured migrants

The UN has called on the Houthi rebels to allow them access to treat migrants, mainly from Ethiopia, who were injured in a ...

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Eight dead in fire at Yemen migrant facility

At least eight migrants and guards died during a fire that started on Sunday at a migrants holding facility in Sanaa

20 Yemen-bound migrants dead after thrown into sea: IOM

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20 Yemen-bound migrants dead after thrown into sea: IOM

Smugglers reportedly panicked after 200 migrants packed onto a vessel which left Djibouti for Yemen, throwing 80 into the sea, ...

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Almost 100 migrants rescued off Libya, 20 missing

People traffickers have thrived amid the lawlessness that followed the overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.

At least 41 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean: UN

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At least 41 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean: UN

Scores of migrants are believed to have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.

Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

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Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

The Houthi assault on the government held city of Marib is forcing Yemeni families to flee and search for safety ...

UN warns battle <em>for</em> Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

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UN warns battle for Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, said an assault on the government's last ...

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