Are European Nations Paying Militias to Stop African Migrants?
European nations most affected by African migrants trying to reach their shores for safety of economic opportunities are hosting a summit with African leaders from Chad, Niger and Libya in an effort to stem the flow of arrivals. Meanwhile, there are "credible reports that Italy is cutting deals with militias in places where migrants set off from," according to Giulia Laganà, a senior EU migration and asylum analyst at the Open Society European Policy Institute.
Unicef collaboration with Government of Italy on refugee and migrant children.
African Arguments, 17 August 2017
By empowering Libyan warlords and constraining rescue missions, migrant numbers to Italy have halved. But at what cost? Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 9 August 2017
"These are people who are escaping war, persecution and poverty - and yet in Libya they encounter another hell" Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 28 August 2017
European and African leaders have met to discuss a "new relationship" to help stem illegal immigration. EU nations want to offer African nations aid - and possibly legal migration… Read more »
UN News, 17 August 2017
The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned. Read more »
Yobieli is Eritrean. In August 2016 he fled his home, crossing borders and the desert on foot, unaccompanied by any adult relative or caretaker, only to arrive at a neon-lit ... Read more »