There has been a number of reports about illegal migrants drowing in The Med as they are leaving North African countries for the eu.
What I struggle with is the fact is it seems the blame is being laid at the door of the eu for cutting back on surveillence flights and subsequent rescue missions, when IMO they UN should be getting into the North African countries where this is happening and stopping it. Granted they might find another route over land, but as that would invariably mean going through the Eastern Med countries, probably not first choice.
Also rather than pick them up and bring them into the eu, find out where they came from and take them back. I can imagine this has been going on for donkey’s and probably many drowned, but it was all part of the risk involved. Now it seems unsrupulous types are probably taking as much money as possible and effectively setting the boats adrift knowing they will probably drown or some soft touches will pick them up and that’s the end of that.