The EU Migrant Push-Back To Libya
Libya-Analysis Managing Director Rhiannon Smith was recently quoted in the current current cover article of The World Weekly discussing the European Union’s relationship with the migrant crisis in Libya:
European leaders have faced increasing internal pressure to curb the arrivals of economic migrants and refugees amidst a rise in right-wing nationalist parties and growing fears of terrorism.
“Rather than seek to help refugees and migrants within Europe,” says Rhiannon Smith, managing director of the consultancy Libya-Analysis, “[the EU] closed its borders and effectively attempted to push the problem back towards Libya and Africa.”
As a result, more and more migrants have found themselves stranded in Libya where they run the risk of exploitation, abuse and enslavement.
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