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UN Urges World to Address Surge in 'Risky' Asylum Attempts by Sea

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The United Nations refugee agency says the world needs to better focus on responding to the hundreds of thousands of people making "risky" sea journeys in search of asylum or migration. UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres is hosting a conference Wednesday and Thursday in Geneva to discuss rescues at sea, ways to encourage safer forms of migration and addressing the underlying causes of why people are fleeing their countries to begin with. The agency says at least 348,000 people have...

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