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More Refugees and More Deaths

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Italy Arrests Traffickers After Child’s Death

“Italy arrests people traffickers after girl dies on boat,” from Reuters: Italy arrested three Egyptian men who are suspected to have piloted a boat carrying more than 300 migrants to Italy from Egypt, including a 10-year-old Syrian girl whose father … Continue reading

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The Perilious Lives of Migrants in Libya

“Migrants, Hoping to Cross Mediterranean, Must First Navigate Lawless Libya,” by David Kirkpatrick for the New York Times: The two 8-year-old Eritrean boys had ridden for days across the deserts of Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya packed in the back of … Continue reading

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Behind the People-Smuggling Ring in Libya

“Rich Smuggling Trade Fuels Deadly Migration Across Mediterrean,” by Matina Stevis for the Wall Street Journal: The deaths of more than 1,000 Italy-bound migrants in the Mediterranean Sea in the last week are the product of a multi-million-dollar people-smuggling enterprise … Continue reading

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EU to Increase Funding for Sea Patrols

“EU to Triple Funding for Sea Patrols in Migration Crises,” by Mathew Dalton and Valentina Pop for Wall Street Journal: The European Union agreed to triple funding for patrols in the Mediterranean and send ships from its member states’ navies … Continue reading

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