EU Must Develop Clear Strategy to Address Migration Surge

Migrants arriving on the island of Lampedusa, Italy, Aug. 2007 (photo by Flickr user No Border Network licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).
Migrants arriving on the island of Lampedusa, Italy, Aug. 2007 (photo by Flickr user No Border Network licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).
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Earlier this month, a boat carrying upward of 250 migrants toward Europe sunk off the coast of Libya. A week prior, an estimated 500 migrants were killed when their vessel was sunk by human traffickers off the Maltese coast. These are just the latest events in a year that has proven to be exceptionally deadly for migrants seeking to enter Europe. With over 3,000 people having drowned trying to enter Europe so far this year, there have been many calls for European nations and the European Union to do more to address the issues of migration and asylum. The dramatic […]

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