UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi discusses the reasons for the increase in refugees coming to Europe, and stresses the importance of European solidarity on the issue of distributing them fairly.
Nations around the world have said they're ready to commit billions to eradicate tuberculosis. But the deal only came about after countries denied US-proposed changes to protect pharmaceutical companies.
Germany and the EU have pressured Libyan authorities to do more to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean. The Left party in the Bundestag has warned that refugees returned to Libya face "inhumane conditions."
Four million refugee children around the world are excluded from education, according to a United Nations report. A solution should be to allow refugees to attend regular schools, the UNHCR has demanded.
Italy and Austria have put forth a plan to process refugees on ships, with Austria's interior minister saying asylum-seekers would be "well looked after." Both governments support curbing immigration in their countries.
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