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EU appeals for refugee aid as Mediterranean death toll continues to rise  

Migrants and refugees aboard the Golfo Azzurro after being rescued as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from Libya in June Brussels will urge European countries to give shelter to more refugees from Africa to ease the pressure on Italy, as record numbers of people attempt the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.

The European Union executive wants all member states to contribute to resettling a total of 37,000 vulnerable people from 5 north African countries by the end of 2018. Interior ministers meeting in Tallinn on Thursday will be called on by the EU home affairs commissioner to make voluntary pledges...Read more HERE.

Published on 05/07/2017 @ 20h35   | |