EU countries to crackdown on people smuggling in Libya

As refugees seek a new life in Europe, they face a perilous journey crossing the Mediterranean. Officials from eight EU countries have pledged $96m to the Libyan government to help fight people smuggling.

    As refugees seek a new life in Europe, they face a perilous journey crossing the Mediterranean.

    Officials from eight European Union countries have pledged $96m to the Libyan government to help fight people smuggling.

    Another $13m has been promised for the Italian coastguard.

    Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tripoli.


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