Eh, there’s also serious charges of NGO’s being ”in cahoots’ with smugglers as well.
Migrant rescue boats STOP Mediterranean missions over EU-backed guard threats
REFUGEE rescue operations bringing migrants to Europe have been suspended.
Three aid groups have now stopped their staff sailing in the Mediterranean after they were threatened and fired upon by the Libyan coastguard.
Save the Children and Germany’s Sea Eye said on Sunday their crews could no longer work safely because of the hostile stance of the Libyan authorities.
Doctors Without Borders – or Medecins sans Frontieres – announced on Saturday it would halt Mediterranean rescue operations.
NGO crews have spent months rescuing desperate migrants packed onto dangerous rubber rafts and dangerous wooden vessels.
With thousands of people attempting to reach Europe every day – and the number of rescue vessels quickly declining – mass death is expected.
More than 2,000 of those trying to cross have died in 2017 alone, according to some estimates.
But the European Union decided to back the corrupt Libyan coastguard which has repeatedly been accused of being in cahoots with people smugglers.