EU must boost air, sea migrant rescues


BRUSSELS: The European Union’s new leadership must boost air and naval power in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants who are dying in record numbers trying to reach the continent’s shores, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. A new report by the British-based campaign group described a “Fortress Europe” blocking out migrants and refugees, many of them fleeing unrest in Syria and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.



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