As Europe shuts out refugees and migrants, this Italian doctor has been welcoming them year after year.
At a time when the UN is calling for its largest ever humanitarian appeal to deal with crises like that in Syria -- and when the world is dealing with more displaced people than ever before -- Australia is just too far away from lifting its weight.
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At least 3,770 people are thought to have died on Mediterranean routes last year.
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There are currently 65.3 million displaced people worldwide.
Refugees and migrants continue to attempt a perilous journey to Europe.
The European migrant crisis continues to worsen.
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By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organization aiming to persuade European authoritie...
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The migrants — fleeing wars, oppression and poverty — often do not know how to swim and do not have life jackets.
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Posing in front of handcrafted stage sets as if starring in a school play, refugee children from Burundi and Syria re-enacted scenes of escape from their home countries while others dre ed up for thei...
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Europe, desperate to stem the flow of refugees and migrants, has offered the fragile country help to stop migrants from leaving.
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Over 80 people have been rescued from the capsized boat; the number of drowned is yet unknown.
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Only 563 of the 20,000 targeted asylum seekers had been moved from Greece and Italy to the rest of the European Union.
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“Children should not be detained - period,” said Francois Crepeau, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.
"What if this were happening here to us in a developed country somewhere?"