Eritrea: EU Agrees to Naval Intervention on Migrant Smugglers

Rome (HAN) May 23, 2015, Regional Humanitarian Security and safety news. Kanter, James. The migration crisis that has led to thousands of deaths at sea has prompted European foreign and defense ministers to use naval forces to intercept and disrupt ships smuggling migrants. The program’s goal is to stop smugglers with human cargo before or shortly after they leave shore.

The immigrants would be returned to African ports and the ships used to transport them would be destroyed. All of the debate has been spurred by the spike in refugee deaths—more than 1,800 between January and April, which represents a 17-fold increase. Death rates climb for many reasons, including smugglers who offer passage in watercraft that is not fit for the journey.

The militarized response being put forth by the European Union is facing pushback in some countries, but it is being well-received by NATO and other organizations. Military force is a delicate subject when it concerns multiple countries, so more work and further approvals remain necessary to ensure all parties are on the same page. More than 20,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in the past two decades.

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  1. Regime change by Ethiopia is the only answer for peaceful ,prosperous Eritrea at peace with itself and its neighbors. Isaias and the Thugs of Asmara must go. This is the only solution that can stop Eritrean from fleeing their country to collect welfare or die trekking to Europe to finance a dying regime.

    • NOT GONNA HAPPEN. ETHIOPIAN MINORITY REGIME OF TPLF IS HISTORY. THE LATEST NEWS IS FIVE LIBERATION FRONT HAVE AGREED TO UNITE AGAINST THE GENOCIDAL REGIME IN ETHIOPIA. ERITREA IS ON ITS WAY TO THE PROMISE LAND, IT IS ONLY GETTING BETTER AND BRIGHTER BY THE DAY. SO YOU AGAMES/WOYANE AND TRAITORS LIFELINE IS AT ITS END. TPLF SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE STARTING SOMETHING AGAINST THEIR CREATOR/MENTOR/PARENT EPLF, BECAUSE THIS TIME WE WILL FINISH THEM ONCE AND FOR ALL.

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