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People fleeing Libya by sea need better help: U.N.

More desperate people are likely to flee Libya in rickety, overcrowded boats and a better maritime rescue system is urgently needed to avoid further massive loss of life, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday. Full story

Nearly one million Ivorians uprooted by conflict

Up to one million Ivorians have now fled fighting in the main city Abidjan alone, with others uprooted across the country, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday in a sharp upwards revision of previous estimates. Full story

U.N. readies for fresh Libya influx to Tunisia

The United Nations refugee agency is seeking satellite imagery of Libya that might explain the dramatic decline in the flow into Tunisia of migrants feeling violence in Libya, an official said. Full story

Desperate refugees surge over Libya-Tunisia border

Soldiers fired into the air in an effort to subdue a wave of Egyptian laborers desperate to escape Libya on Tuesday, as the refugee crisis created by the rebellion against Muammar Gaddafi escalated. Full story

100,000 have fled Libya, U.N. refugee agency says

Nearly 100,000 people have fled violence in Libya in the past week, streaming into Tunisia and Egypt in a growing humanitarian crisis, the U.N. refugee agency said on Sunday. Full story

57 Somalis die when boat capsizes off Yemen

Fifty-seven Somalis drowned when their boat capsized in rough seas off southeast Yemen on Sunday, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said. Full story

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres speaks during a press conference on the humanitarian situation resulting from the conflict in Libya May 3, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Looking on at left is Press Club Vice President Keith Hill.