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600 Refugees Disembark in Spain After Being Blocked by Italy

HeadlineJun 18, 2018
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In Spain, about 600 refugees have finally disembarked in the port of Valencia, after being stranded at sea for over a week when the new right-wing Italian government blocked them from arriving in Italy. On Sunday, Pope Francis demanded a global pact to protect refugees.

Pope Francis: “Next Wednesday will be World Refugee Day, promoted by the United Nations to draw attention to what our brothers, who are forced to flee their land because of conflicts and persecution, live through often, with great anxiety and suffering. This year, this day falls in the wake of consultations between governments for the adoption of a global pact on refugees that is due to be adopted within the year, a pact for safe, orderly and regular migration.”

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