North Africa Migrants

VOA’s Vincent Makori reports on how the Italian naval ships continue to rescue migrants from rickety boats trying to make the perilous crossing from North Africa to Europe. After the death of 900 hundred migrants last weekend, European Union leaders agreed last week to triple funding for its naval search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. Speaking to Voice of America, Linda Thomas Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of African Affairs says the United States is working with African nations to mitigate the crisis on the home front, to avoid having to deal with tragedy.

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