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The US is expanding its refugee program for Central Americans fleeing violence
The plans come amid a renewed hike in children and families reaching the US from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. They include a deal in which Costa Rica has agreed to act as a kind of holding nation for asylum seekers in urgent need of relocation
More Than Two Dozen Bodies Wash Ashore in Libya as Migrant Crisis Continues to Escalate
Aid workers are still recovering the bodies, but it appears to be the latest deadly incident during a recent surge of attempted migrant crossings from North Africa to Europe.
El Nino-Related Flooding in Ethiopia Has Displaced 120,000 People
Dozens of people have died in the flooding that has hit the country over the last month, sparking another weather-related crisis in the country already experiencing severe drought.
Germany Enacts Border Controls After Overwhelming Influx of Migrants and Refugees
After taking in 50,000 people in the last week alone, Germany announced a plan to implement temporary border checks starting on the southern frontier with Austria.
A Record 4,400 Migrants Were Rescued on the Mediterranean in a Single Day
People were saved from unseaworthy vessels in 22 separate operations as smugglers took advantage of ideal conditions to launch more boats than usual.
Some 150,000 Migrants Have Reached Europe This Year — 1,900 Have Not
Almost all the migrants are bound for Italy and Greece, the International Organization for Migration reported on Friday. And according to the UN Refugee Agency, an average of 1,000 people are arriving on the Greek islands everyday.