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staging area

a traditional point at which migratory flocks (usually of birds) aggregate or put down during the course of migration to rest and feed.
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Up to 900 went down on a single boat on Sunday off the coast of Libya, a major staging point for migrants heading for Europe.
Turkey has been a major staging point for jihadists seeking to travel to Syria and fight for IS and other Islamist groups, although the government says it has now improved security.
Other (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10610620/NZ-embassies-used-by-spies-docs) sources like previously released Edward Snowden documents had said New Zealand acts as a staging point for electronic surveillance on nations less friendly to the U.S.
The small island is a key staging point for smugglers of migrants from North Africa to Europe, and the activity has increased significantly since the beginning of the year, RT reported.
Migrants pushed back from more prosperous lands in the north congregate in the Nigerien desert city of Agadez to the south of Arlit, said Ismael Mahamane of the International Organization for Migration in that city; thousands more use Agadez as a staging point.
He said the decision to send Ferguson and Ameobi out on loan was not a staging point to their eventual exits, but rather a chance for them to develop away from St James' Park.
Italian Coast Guard Commander Cosimo Nicastro said the body, wearing a life jacket, was found in a narrow corridor near an evacuation staging point at the rear of the ship.
Guatemala is a staging point, like other Central American countries, for criminal groups smuggling drugs and migrants through Mexico to the United States.
THE Loch Lomondside forest at the centre of a terror probe was used as a final staging point by the Glasgow airport bombers.
The Burmese military junta has claimed that this year's elections will mark a crucial staging point in Burma's journey to full democracy.
retains a military presence on the island in order to keep a strategic location at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, for use as a staging point for forces sent to locations in the Middle East and Asia.
Indonesia, which sprawls across 17,000 islands to Australia's north, has been a key staging point for migrants being taken by people smugglers on the perilous sea journey to Australia.