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Syrian and Somali Refugees Seek Solace in Malta

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Since the start of 2013, more than 4,600 Syrians have fled the civil war and reached Italy by sea, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported last month. Just 369 Syrians migrated to Italy in 2012. Joining The Takeaway to explain is Nuala McGovern, presenter of BBC's Newsday, who is reporting from Malta. She's joined by Abbas, a 17-year-old Somali migrant currently staying in a camp in Malta.

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The Takeaway

Hundreds Killed in Migrant Shipwrecks

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A series of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean have killed hundreds of African and Middle Eastern migrants fleeing war-torn countries. Already, thousands more migrants have made the journey this year than in 2012, and Maltese officials are under increasing pressure to better patrol their waters. Joining The Takeaway to explain is Melissa Fleming, spokeswoman at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Features

Titanic: Unsinkable Myth

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Listen to the radio documentary “Titanic: Unsinkable Myth,” first broadcast in 1997 and slightly updated here, which explores the artistic legacy of the ocean liner.

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