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London's "lifejacket graveyard" message to UN summit

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>> A graveyard of life jackets, representing the thousands of refugees who have died trying to reach Europe since 2015. London's Parliament Square transformed by this symbolic gesture, two-and-a-half thousand life vests worn by adults and children who made the perilous crossing from Turkey to Greece. HIghlighting the need for safe and legal routes to Europe, resettlements and aid for those fleeing war back home.
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All of this just as world leaders prepare to discuss the crisis at the UN migration summit in New York. On Monday, the UK prime minister expected to defend Britain's record on taking in refugees. Theresa May likely to tell the UN General Assembly that the UK has the right to control its borders.
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Warning world leaders that hundreds of thousands of economic migrants are posing as refugees, and asking the UN to enforce a rule, whereby refugees claim asylum in the first safe country they reach. Something she hopes will stop the demand for people traffickers, which has led to so many deaths.
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The UN estimates nearly 7,000 people drowned or went missing trying to reach Europe between January 2015 and last month.