'Libyan migrants should be taken to the closest country'

EWN Africa Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish, says according to the International law, rescued migrants are supposed to be taken to the closest country. This comes after a ship carrying 629 migrants was rescued in Libyan waters and Italy closed its ports saying Malta should accommodate them.

Italy has taken many refugees coming from Libya, now they have closed their ports saying no more. There has been a conversation between the Italian new prime minister Matteo Salvini and the Prime mister of Malta, Joseph Muscat. The Maltese are also saying no, stating that they have taken a fair share of the migrants.

EWN Africa Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish

Cornish says Europeans have tried to workout how to stop migration and how to make things more acceptable in Africa but people risk their lives and come to Europe.

Listen to EWN Africa Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish explaining challenges these migrants are faced with:


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