We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Christmas Presents
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Newsweek International > 22nd April 2016 > ROUTE CAUSE

ROUTE CAUSE

As Europe closes down Greece as a transit point for refugees, an old and dangerous crossing is once again becoming popular

WHEN GREECE began its deportations of refugees to Turkey on April 4 under a deal between the EU and Ankara, Europe’s semi-panicked leaders began to think the worst of the migration crisis was over. But another problem was quietly re-emerging: In the first three months of 2016, 18,795 refugees attempted to make the journey across the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, an 85 percent increase from the same period the year before, according to the U.N.’s refugee agency.

“It’s quite difficult at the moment to analyze why this is happening,” says Federico Fossi, a spokesman in the agency’s office in Italy. He suggests that unusually mild weather in Libya might have encouraged smugglers to send boats out. Others have posited that with the EU focused on migration to Greece, refugees decided that now is a good time to try to reach Italy.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Newsweek International - 22nd April 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 22nd April 2016
$7.99
Or 799 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.04 per issue
SAVE
87%
$52.99
Or 5299 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.41 per issue
SAVE
81%
$5.99
Or 599 points

View Issues

About Newsweek International

Is Anders Breivik still a threat to Europe?
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points