The UN Security Council also called on the warring parties in Libya's capital Tripoli to rapidly return to UN-mediated political talks.
Growing numbers are fleeing economic meltdown and political turmoil in Venezuela, where people scrounge for food and other necessities of daily life, threatening to overwhelm neighbouring countries.
United Nations denounces Myanmar's military offensive as ethnic cleansing, but Myanmar insists its forces are fighting "terrorists."
About 40 people are missing and presumed drowned after a boat of fleeing Rohingya Muslims capsized off Bangladesh on Thursday.
Al Bija is the biggest player in the coast guard "mafia" that has established a stranglehold on the lucrative human trafficking business in Zawiya and the surrounding coastal region. Nancy Porsia has this exclusive investigation for TRT World.
Uncertainty still remains about how many people from the vessel might still be missing. 2016 has been the deadliest year for refugees and migrants.
Some 113 refugees are estimated to have drowned in four shipwrecks between Libya and Italy.
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