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UNHCR Urges EU to Help Italy With Tide of Refugees

An estimated 6,000 people, many of them Syrians and Eritreans, have been rescued by Italy's navy in four days and thousands more asylum seekers keen to reach Europe have gathered in Libya, the U.N. refugee agency on Friday.   The UNHCR urged the European Union to help Italy provide more reception facilities and find “durable solutions” for asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution.   UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said the Italian navy had rescued the migrants from more...

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