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Sea crossings down, but risk is up: UN

BACK TO NAUGHT:As immigrants are increasingly intercepted on the Mediterranean, more have ended up in the hands of militia and traffickers or enslaved, a UN envoy said


European populations need to shun anti-migrant rhetoric and realize that figures are down sharply, and migrant flows are clearly manageable at current levels, he said.

“Europe has to show the lead, has to be exemplary in its response, but it’s quite clear that it’s already too late when the people are in Libya,” he said. “We need to work downstream in country of first asylum, in country of origin, and that takes time.

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