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  1. FROM THE FIELD: For refugees and migrants in Europe, healthcare’s essential but a challenge to find

    Even a healthy migrant or refugee can fall sick, while traveling to – or sheltering in – a receiving country. Poor living conditions and lifestyle adjustments to a totally new environment, are just two possible reasons why, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first Report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region. It may come as no surprise that children without parents or a guardian are especially vulnerable, and at risk of suffering both health and social problems. The WHO report, which was developed in partnership with the Italian National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty, summarizes the latest evidence on the health of refugees and migrants in various parts of Europe, along with the progress made by countries to promote their health
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  2. African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief

    African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a press conference on Saturday, following a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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  3. Ten migrants in two boats picked up off Kent coast

    Ten migrants in two rigid-hulled inflatable boats have made their way across the Channel to the Kent coast. The first vessel was spotted at the entrance to Dover Port at 02:15 GMT. The Border Force was sent to the scene and six people were taken to Dover. The second boat, carrying four people, was located in the Channel at about 04:30 and escorted to Dover by a coastal patrol vessel. All 10 people were medically well, and were passed to immigration officials. The Home Office said their nationalities had yet to be established.
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  4. UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children

    United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently stateless children are given the support and protection they deserve. With more than 500,000 people in Europe estimated to be unrecognized as a citizen of any country, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) underscored that children without a nationality have limited access to basic rights and services, like education or healthcare, and can face life-long discrimination.
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  5. Immigration Officials See Spike In Large Groups Crossing Southern Border

    Border Patrol agents say they're struggling to care for large groups of migrant families who turn themselves in after crossing at remote stretches of the southern border.
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