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The EU’s Operation Sophia has failed to make conditions safer for refugees

Gerver, Mollie (2016) The EU’s Operation Sophia has failed to make conditions safer for refugees. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (20 May 2016). Website.

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In 2015, EU countries assembled a naval force charged with saving the lives of refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Mollie Gerver states that while the EU’s efforts under this operation – named ‘Operation Sophia’ – have saved many refugees’ lives at sea, they have also led smugglers to switch to rubber dinghies instead of the relatively secure boats that were employed earlier. Based on a recent House of Lord report, she highlights overlooked humanitarian concerns and suggests a new approach that would improve conditions for refugees.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 16:16
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 23:22

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