Europe faces ‘colossal humanitarian catastrophe’ of refugees dying at sea
UN considers Africa holding centres as ‘boat season’ is expected to bring sharp increase in migrants making treacherous crossing
The Guardian, Monday 2 June 2014 17.15 BST
The United Nations has been forced to consider establishing refugee holding centres in north Africa and the Middle East due to the spiralling numbers of migrants attempting perilous journeys across the Mediterranean in a desperate effort to reach Europe.
The UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, has said for the first time that the large-scale processing of migrants and refugees outside Europe, in countries such as Egypt, Libya or Sudan, may be necessary as…
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