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Italy needs EU help to handle tide of refugees, UN says

By Reuters | Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:08 AM
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GENEVA, April 11 (Reuters) - An estimated 6,000 people, many of them Syrians and Eritreans, have been rescued by Italy's navy in four days and thousands more asylum seekers keen to reach Europe have gathered in Libya, the U.N. refugee agency on Friday.

The UNHCR urged the European Union to help Italy provide more reception facilities and find "durable solutions" for asylum seekers fleeing war and ...

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