12 Jul 2017

Migration crisis: are we fuelling people smuggling?


The House of Lords says that far from deterring people smugglers, Europe’s naval operation in the Mediterranean has actually encouraged it, putting migrants in even more peril. Meanwhile, the Human Trafficking Foundation has condemned Britain for failing to protect unaccompanied children who end up in Europe, often falling victim to traffickers. Paraic O Brien reports on the dangers facing those attempting to reach Europe by sea.