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The United States military is being readied to shelter up to 20,000 immigrant children amid the fallout from family separations. Three military bases have been assessed on request from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Survivors have told how 220 people have drowned in shipwrecks off Libya this week. A boat carrying 100 people capsized on Tuesday, while another craft with 130 passengers sank, causing 70 people to drown, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

European diplomats admit they have not found African partners willing to disembark migrants rescued at sea. A European Council document published this week called for “disembarkation platforms” outside the European Union.

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