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IMO, ICS and UNHCR have joinlty prepared a leaflet to provide guidance on relevant legal provisions, and on practicalprocedures to ensure the prompt disembarkation of survivors of rescue operations, and measures to meet their specific needs, particularly in the case of refugees and asylum-seekers.
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