3 000 refugees and migrants died or went missing since January 2017

In the first 6 months of the year, an estimated to 3 000 refugees and migrants died or went missing in the central Mediterranean sea. Journalist Crystal Oderson says that interior ministers from Africa and Europe met in Tunisia to discuss the crisis.

Oderson says that everyday there is some story of refugees or illegal migrants leaving Libya and arriving somewhere in Europe. They face numerous difficulties and horrors during this journey.

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