A boat carrying immigrants capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa, south of Sicily, killing at least 93 people, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Angelino Alfano said.
Syria’s neighbors and the United Nations urged the world to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria that’s created more than 6 million refugees.
The United Nations urged Sudan and South Sudan’s governments to cooperate to determine the fate of 700,000 southerners living in Sudan who remain undocumented.
The number of children among refugees who have fled Syria’s civil war has reached 1 million, the United Nations said today.
Kenya’s government rejected accusations by Somalia that its forces breached their peacekeeping mandate and said the troops will remain there until the Horn of Africa country stabilizes.
Syria’s two-year civil war has made 5 million people into refugees or aid recipients and left virtually no safe areas for civilians, the United Nations said.
The United Nations refugee agency hasn’t done enough to meet the needs of Somalis that have fled famine because of the region’s worst drought in 60 years, its chief, Antonio Guterres, said.
The United Nations is unable to deal with the number of refugees fleeing to Ethiopia from Somalia because of conflict and drought, the High Commissioner for Refugees said.
The U.S. is leaving France to battle militant Islamists in Mali, providing “limited” military support even as officials warn that al-Qaeda advances there endanger American interests.
The United Nations demanded that armed Syrian rebels immediately release 21 UN Filipino peacekeepers who were seized near a post in the Golan Heights.
"The youth of Syria are losing their homes, their family members and their futures."
- Antonio Guterres on Aug 22, 2013