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Mediterranean smugglers cram burn victims onto boat

Italian rescue workers rush an injured person, hands swathed in bloodied bandages, off a rescue vessel in Lampedusa.© UNHCR/F. Malavolta

Seventy people, many of them with severe burns, have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea after apparently being forced onto a deflated dinghy by smugglers. The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said one of…

17 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Thousands flee Burundi amid pre-election violence

Voting during the 2005 legislative elections in Cibitoke, Burundi. Photo: UN Photo/Martine Perret

Pre-election violence in Burundi has prompted thousands of people to flee into neighbouring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo,…

17 Apr 2015 / Listen /

US$650 million pledged to fight Ebola outbreak

Daily life in Monrovia, Liberia

At least US$650 million has been pledged by the World Bank to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.…

17 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Misperceptions of African migrants fuel violence in South Africa

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Thousands of African migrants in South Africa have been forced to flee their homes into makeshift camps as a…

16 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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