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- Meeting of Libya’s Neighbours to be Held on Sidelines of Mediterranean Dialogue Forum in Rome Next Month
- Italy Announces Meeting of Libya’s Neighbours to be Held on Sidelines of Mediterranean Dialogue Forum in Rome
- GNA Acting Minister of Education Announces End of Strike and Start of School Year
- Salama Discusses With Parliamentary Delegation ways of Reviving Political Track
- New Training Facility Aimed at Preparing US Personnel for Uncertainty Abroad
A few days ago, another vessel was shipwrecked off the coast of Libya, claiming the lives of an estimated 400 to 500 people. According to survivors, hundreds of migrants seeking to reach Italy from Tobruk in Libya were led to their death by traffickers.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has indicated that the increasing number of deaths in the Mediterranean can be partly attributed to the discontinuation of the Italian Mare Nostrum rescue operations, which have been replaced by European Triton operations focusing EU maritime border surveillance and policing.
In the light of the tragic consequences of the decisions to step up military operations, containment and border patrols, effectively turning Europe into a fortress, will the EU carry out an immediate review of its refugee policy and introduce common asylum arrangements based on solidarity and humanitarian aid? Will it also take immediate action to ensure safe passage for refugees?