5th Dec 2023


MEPs reject migrant rescue resolution

The European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg on Thursday rejected a resolution demanding EU states do more on search and rescue at sea. Oxfam, an international NGO, has described the rejection as shameful. "Europe needs more and better search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean to save people's lives," said Oxfam's EU migration policy advisor advisor Raphael Shilhav, in a statement.

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Afghanistan is a 'forever emergency,' says UN head

Afghanistan is a "forever emergency" rendered worse by an isolated country intent on dismantling human rights, says UN refugee agency (UNHCR) representative for the country, Leonard Zulu.

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