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Libya's coastguard in two separate operations have rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials say.
Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank off the Libyan coast, says the coastguard.
Some 60 people are missing and believed drowned after the dinghy they were on sank off Libya, the International Organization for Migration says, citing survivor testimony.
The battle to retake west Mosul from the Islamic State group has pushed more than 45 000 people to flee, the International Organisation for Migration says.
More than 40 people have died in days of fighting in a South Sudan town, the government says, with aid agencies warning of dire conditions for over 10 000 people sheltering at a UN base.
Iraq's offensive to retake the jihadist bastion of Fallujah has displaced 43 000 people in just over three weeks, says the International Organisation for Migration.
Around 4 400 migrants have been rescued over the past 24 hours from 22 boats and rubber dinghies in distress in the central Mediterranean.
Hundreds of migrants die each year on the treacherous journey to Europe, a well-oiled system feeding off the desperation of the poor.
In a sandy compound in the Niger desert town of Agadez, a white-turbaned imam blesses a circle of African migrants, some of them little more than boys, to protect them on the journey across the Sahara.
Health authorities in Zimbabwe say funding constraints are holding back the speedy diagnosis of Ebola after it took more than a week to get results from samples sent to SA for testing.
Twenty-three west African migrants, including a seven-year-old girl, were found alive after being abandoned in the depths of the Sahara, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said
Niger authorities rescued 67 West African migrants in Niger's northern desert this week after traffickers left them there without food or water, says a humanitarian source.
The International Organization for Migration has said that two people were killed when gunmen attacked one of its aid convoys in South Sudan, where chronic violence has led to famine.
In Libya, migrants trying to find better lives or reach Europe face imprisonment, torture and rape at the hands of multiple armed groups, complicating Europe's efforts to stem the flow.
The number of unaccompanied child migrants has more than doubled this year making the notoriously dangerous Mediterranean crossing aboard unseaworthy boats, Unicef says.
A group of 135 Afghan migrants have landed back in Kabul from Germany after volunteering to return home due to a lack of prospects in Europe, officials say.
At least 60 migrants are missing in waters off Libya, IOM says after interviewing survivors who were picked up from their stricken craft.
A total of 33 migrants died in the Sahara desert while en route to Europe this year, including 18 found dehydrated last week near a road to the border with Algeria, the government of Niger says.
Former Muslim rebels who held sway for 10 months in the Central African Republic have returned to two camps in the capital after a rowdy protest against plans to return them to distant homes.
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