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EU leaders must fix “broken system” that leaves people adrift at sea

WorldNews Friday, 18 January 2019
EU leaders must fix “broken system” that leaves people adrift at seaEuropean leaders must urgently act to fix a system which deters states from assisting refugees and migrants in peril at sea, said Amnesty International in an analysis published today. Cut adrift in the Mediterranean outlines how the outsourcing of European border control to the Libyan authorities, in combination with a system which fails to share responsibility for asylum-seekers fairly across Europe, has created a situation where asylum-seekers and migrants are frequently left adrift in the Mediterranean. It also sets out steps to ensure situations like the stranding of the Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye rescue ships, and the blocking of Proactiva Open Arms, do not happen again. Leaders must fix a...
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