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Migrants who set off from Libya by sea, being rescued (Photo: Flickr)

EU should help, not worsen, the refugee crisis in Libya

This month, the plight of more than 1,000 refugees and other migrants stranded at sea after being denied a safe place to disembark in Europe has, once again, brought the grave situation in the Central Mediterranean into stark relief.

So far this year, more than half of those arriving by sea in Italy departed from Libya — a country facing significant humanitarian needs, where people on the move systematically face horrific ...

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The views expressed in this opinion piece are the author’s, not those of EUobserver

Author Bio

Tom Garofalo is Libya director for the International Rescue Committee.

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