“Europe needs long long-term migration plan: UN,” from the AFP (reposted by the Local):
Europe needs to come up with a long-term plan on migration in order to avoid more tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea, the UN special rapporteur on migrants’ rights has said, after 17 migrants died on a boat en route to Italy.
“Saving lives is more important that protecting borders,” Francois Crepeau told a press conference following a three-day visit to Italy.
“The migrants will come anyway.”
Crepeau said he feared the end of Italy’s Mare Nostrum search-and-rescue mission would mean more migrants dying in their bid to reach Europe in overcrowded, rickety boats…
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