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Jordan’s Sixth Refugee Camp

Jordan’s Sixth Refugee Camp

Azraq, Asharq Al-Awsat—“I’m comfortable now; no one bothers us here and I don’t hear the guns and missiles anymore,” said 11-year-old Abdul-Karim. He spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat on his first day at the new Jordanian Azraq camp for Syrian refugees to which he fled with...
UN to help Bulgaria accommodate refugees

UN to help Bulgaria accommodate refugees

Sofia, Reuters—The United Nations will give Bulgaria technical assistance to cope with a soaring number of asylum seekers, mainly Syrian refugees, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said on Friday. More than 9,800 people, mainly from Syria, have sought...
Italians search for more dead in migrant shipwreck

Italians search for more dead in migrant shipwreck

Lampedusa, AP—Italian coast guard boats carrying divers headed out from the southern island of Lampedusa on Friday, but choppy waters hampered their search for the hundreds of migrants still missing in a nearby shipwreck. The scope of the tragedy at Lampedusa—with 111...