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A deadly journey for children: The Central Mediterranean Migrant Route


As of September 2016, an estimated 256,000 migrants have been identified in Libya,1 of which 28,031 are women (11 per cent) and 23,102 are children (9 per cent), with a third of this group including unaccompanied children. The real figures are believed to be at least three times higher.Of the 181,436 arrivals in Italy in 2016 via the Central Mediterranean Route, 28,223 or nearly 16 per cent were children. Nine out of ten children who crossed the Mediterranean last year were unaccompanied. A total of 25,846 children made the crossing, which is double the previous year. An estimated 4,579 people died crossing the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy last year alone, of which over 700 were children.

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Migrant Activists Demand Open Work Permits for Foreign Workers


 Activists in Vancouver say many temporary foreign workers are barred from seeking permanent residency status. Natalie Drolet with the West Coast Domestic Workers Association says restrictive work permits also mean live-in caregivers are not allowed to seek employment elsewhere. 

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Usa: premiata suora comboniana per l'impegno contro la tratta di esseri umani


Una religiosa comboniana, Azezet Habtezghi Kidane, è stata premiata a Washington dal governo degli Stati Uniti – riferisce l’agenzia Misna – per la sua lotta contro la tratta dei migranti africani.

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