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UN Chief: Saving Migrants’ Lives Must Be Top Priority

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on European parliamentarians to advocate for the protection of people who risk their lives to escape conflicts, persecution and poverty in hot spots of the world. Addressing the 47-nation Council of Europe Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, Ban expressed alarm at “the plight of migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees, especially in the Mediterranean and Andaman Seas, as well as the Bay of Bengal.” "I call on you to advocate for the...

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