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22 Apr 2018 description
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Lisa Schlein

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency is appealing to armed groups in southern Libya to allow humanitarian access to thousands of people displaced by fighting to provide urgently needed relief.

Recent deadly clashes between armed groups in and around the southern Libyan city of Sabha have forced an estimated 1,900 families or more than 13,000 people to flee their homes.

U.N. refugee spokesman, Andrej Mahecic says humanitarian help in this region of Libya is desperately needed.

22 Apr 2018 description
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Ayaz Gul

ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber struck a distribution center for Afghan voter identification cards Sunday morning in Kabul, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 54 others.

Interior ministry spokesman Najeeb Danish told VOA that people were waiting in line outside the center to get their Tazkira, or identification card, to be able to vote in the election when the bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body.

Hospital sources have described condition of a least 10 wounded people as “highly critical.”

21 Apr 2018 description
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Last Updated: April 20, 2018 12:48 PM
Ayaz Gul

ISLAMABAD — A roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province Friday killed at least five civilians and wounded more than 10 others.

The victims were traveling to the Haska Meena district from the provincial capital of Jalalabad when their passenger vehicle struck the bomb, a local government spokesman told VOA.

17 Apr 2018 description
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El presidente de Panamá, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, destacó la preocupación de su gobierno por la emigración de venezolanos hacia el sur del continente y manifestó que el Grupo de Lima debe prestar especial atención al tema.

“Yo he planteado la necesidad de realizar un trabajo de emergencia dentro del Grupo porque existe el temor de que si Nicolás Maduro persiste en su convocatoria a elecciones presidenciales en mayo, la situación de migración puede ser mucho mayor y provocar una crisis en la región”, señaló el mandatario panameño en entrevista con la Voz de América.

17 Apr 2018 description
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Each year, thousands of African migrants depart Libya in rickety boats and risk their lives seeking better opportunities in Europe. Many other migrants remain in the North African country, drawn by opportunities but also subjected to mistreatment at the hands of smugglers and traffickers.

Libya has long-attracted migrants in search of better lives. But unresolved security challenges, a weakened infrastructure and a depreciating currency have led to harsh conditions and stark choices for many migrants who find themselves living there.