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Displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Tanganyika province, Augustine is now living at a site for internally displaced people in the provincial capital, Kalemie. She’s one of many anxious and grieving parents here.
As Mediterranean Sea arrivals decline and death rates rise, UNHCR calls for strengthening of search and rescue
45,700 asylum-seekers and migrants have reached European shores after crossing the Mediterranean Sea in the first six months of 2018, a sharp decline compared to previous years. When compared to the peak of the arrivals in the first half of 2016, the number is five times lower, and represents a return to pre-2014 averages.