Rome hoped to persuade other major industrialised nations to open more legal channels for migration and to focus attention on food security
Migrants coming by sea to Italy at record pace
Calm summer waters mean surge in arrivals looms
By Steve Scherer and Giselda Vagnoni
Friday, 26 May 2017 07:02 GMT
Asylum-seekers must voluntarily exchange a secure facility for an area where critics say they are likely to face violence and inadequate medical care
By Colin Packham
SYDNEY, May 26 (Reuters) - Asylum seekers at an Australian-run offshore detention centre in Papua New Guinea must move to a community facility in order to be eligible for a refugee swap deal with the United States, a notice posted at the camp and seen by Reuters shows.
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:56 GMT
"The refugees are stealing, they stole a goat at night and their foot marks were traced up to the camp
By Pacato Peter Obwot
PAGIRINYA, Uganda May 26 (Reuters) - Hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, residents say, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this month.
Friday, 26 May 2017 17:41 GMT
Iraqi air force dropped leaflets calling on the population to flee, raising fears among aid organisations for the safety of civilians
By Maher Chmaytelli
BAGHDAD, May 26 (Reuters) - The Iraqi air force on Friday dropped leaflets calling on the population in the Islamic State-held Old City centre of Mosul to flee, raising fears among humanitarian organisations for the safety of civilians.
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by Reuters Friday, 26 May 2017 14:19 GMT
Early rainy season downpours have forced hundreds of people from their homes
(Updates death toll)
COLOMBO, May 26 (Reuters) - Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 91 people while more than 100 are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations.
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