EU mission 'failing' to disrupt Mediterranean people-smugglers

EU mission 'failing' to disrupt Mediterranean people-smugglers
 

The EU naval mission to tackle people smuggling in the central Mediterranean is failing to achieve its aims, a British parliamentary committee says.
In a report, the House of Lords EU Committee says Operation Sophia does not "in any meaningful way" disrupt smugglers' boats.
The destruction of wooden boats has forced the smugglers to use rubber dinghies, putting migrants at even greater risk, the document says.
Operation Sophia began in 2015.
It was set up in the wake of a series of disasters in which hundreds of migrants died while trying to cross from Libya to Italy.
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13 May 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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