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2021 sees drastic rise in migrant deaths, detentions off Libyan coast and other stories

Today we look at migrant deaths and detentions in the Mediterranean Sea, repression of Palestinian prisoners protesting Israeli violence, and more

The head of the UN refugee agency called it 'the worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year', (Representational image | Photo: AFP) Refugee boats from Libya capsize in the Mediterranean, nearly 150 feared dead

The tragedy, the biggest of its kind this year, has intensified the UN refugee agency’s calls to open safe pathways for refugees who otherwise take perilous journeys to escape poverty and war.

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