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UN Praises Increased Aid for Migrant Crisis

The United Nations refugee agency has praised the European Union’s plans to triple its funding for maritime search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean, but said the key issue to refugee safety is access to asylum when fleeing violence in their own country. The U.N. High Commission for Refugees said Friday that broadening search-and-rescue operations were "important first steps toward collective European action." But the agency urged the EU to provide other legal channels...

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