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Refugees have been among the first responders to the earthquake that devastated central Italy on Wednesday, killing more than 250 people. Some joined clear-up efforts, while other asylum seekers donated money, charity workers said.

The desperate situation in South Sudan was underlined as 50,000 people have fled into Darfur this year. With renewed fighting in the civil war, the troubled region in neighboring Sudan was taking in refugees.

The European Union’s border agency said the number of illegal crossings into the E.U. had fallen in the first quarter of 2016. Frontex reported that the total had decreased steadily after peaking in October 2015.

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