7 thoughts on “Scores of refugees drown off Libya

  1. LIBYA: Interior Minister Saleh Maziq threatened this weekend to help illegal migrants reach Europe if the EU failed to help deal with a flood of migrants through his country.

    Mr Maziq blamed illegal migrants for a rise in crime and the spread of drugs and disease.

    With security forces in disarray since the overthrow of Muammar Gadaffi, human smuggling has become an organised industry in which Libya’s militias are involved, say police.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-db25-World-in-Brief-110514#.U2-5Iyh9l34

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  6. Italy: Authorities have discovered 18 bodies in a boat of migrants as rescue operations went into overdrive this weekend, with 3,500 would-be refugees picked up at sea.
    The navy said that its Sirio patrol ship was docking in Pozzallo, southern Sicily, with 266 migrants and 18 corpses aboard.
    Since Friday 3,500 migrants have been rescued. Around 100,000 have arrived this year.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-cbee-World-in-Brief-24814#.U_o6ZWOBSsk

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