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UN: Step Up Efforts to Protect Migrants, Refugees

A new U.N. report expresses concern about rising xenophobia and discrimination against migrants and refugees. “Xenophobic and racist responses to refugees and migrants seem to be reaching new levels of stridency, frequency and public acceptance,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in the report released Monday. Several countries in Europe have built fences or closed their borders to try to stem the flow of people fleeing war and poverty seeking entry into their countries. The...

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