European migrant crisis: more and more making dangerous journey
Europe’s problem – seeking Europe’s solution. As thousands more migrants and asylum seekers attempt the dangerous journey by the day, France now says it plans to set up screening centres inside Libya – President Macron says he hopes it will stop people taking “crazy risks”. Up to a million people are inside Libyan camps trying…
The role of people smugglers in the migrant crisis
This week and last, we’ve been reporting on the migrant crisis across the Mediterranean and the political tensions faced by countries like Italy, where many of the arrivals are landed. The people smugglers are a major part of that desperate equation – both along the North African shores and as the migrants set off out…
Are charities inadvertently encouraging migrant trade?
We’ve been filming out at sea with migrants off the Libyan coast, and witness a tense stand-off between the coastguard and the charity rescue boat which our team was travelling on. We ask whether the charities who rescue people are effectively encouraging more to make that dangerous voyage by sea. A warning: there are distressing…
Ambassador Pasquale Terracciano: ‘Italy cannot cope with migrant crisis’
Italian Ambassador to the UK, Pasquale Terracciano, says the UN has conceded that his country cannot cope on its own with the migrant crisis. He says without European solidarity, Italy’s ports will be overwhelmed.
Channel 4 News headlines, Mon 03 July
Out at sea: Italy declares it can no manage the sheer mass of migrants now crossing the Mediterranean.
FactCheck: are most migrants and refugees women and children?
Women and children now outnumber men among people trying to get into Europe, according to a charity. Fact or fiction?
FactCheck: does only one in five migrants come from Syria?
How many asylum seekers coming to Europe are really fleeing from the Syrian civil war?
Europe’s migration crisis: what we know so far
Is this really the biggest refugee crisis since 1945? What are the facts behind the headlines?