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28 Mar 2018 description

Many of the failed applicants who can't be repatriated are from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia

BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) - The number of failed asylum seekers who could not be repatriated from Germany because they lack valid documents jumped 71 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, the interior ministry said on Monday.

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30 Jan 2018 description

Police said there were 11 Syrian nationals on the vessel, two people from Morocco and two from Yemen, one person from Afghanistan and one from Pakistan. The group included four children

BELGRADE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A group of migrants, including 11 Syrians, were rescued on Tuesday from an Italian fishing trawler in the Adriatic Sea and taken to Montenegro, police said.

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20 Dec 2017 description

According to official data there are as many as 4,500 migrants in government-operated camps in Serbia

SID, Serbia, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Mudassir, 18, from Pakistan's city of Peshawar has tried to enter the European Union 30 times but was always caught and sent back to his starting point in Serbia.

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28 Oct 2016 description

The WHO wants to see a worldwide switch from the traditional "live" oral polio vaccine

By Tom Miles

GENEVA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Two companies making vaccines to help the world eradicate polio are failing to produce enough, so many countries should prepare to give lower doses to make stocks last, a group of experts has advised the World Health Organization.

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17 Jul 2016 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 16 July 2016 09:31 GMT

"Serbia does not want to become a collective centre for migrants," says Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic

BELGRADE, July 16 (Reuters) - Serbian police and army will form joint patrols to protect the country's borders from illegal crossings of migrants mostly coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday.

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18 Oct 2013 description

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A Taliban ban on vaccination is exacerbating a serious polio outbreak in Pakistan, threatening to derail dramatic progress made this year towards wiping out the disease worldwide, health officials say.

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20 Jun 2012 description

By Kate Kelland

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) - An almost $1 billion shortfall in funding for the fight against polio is putting global efforts to eradicate the crippling viral disease in jeopardy, global health experts said on Wednesday.

In a report released 10 years after Europe was declared polio-free, the independent monitoring board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said there is now "a unique window of opportunity to stamp out polio for good" with global case numbers at their lowest levels since records began.