Quentin Sommerville on quay in Misrata
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How Libyan coastguard patrols Misrata seas

Efforts by the European Union to prevent large numbers of migrants travelling from northern Africa to Italy by sea appears to be failing.

A scaling back of maritime rescue operations appears not to have deterred thousands of people trying to make the crossing.

Around 400 migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized while attempting the journey from Libya to Italy on Monday.

Quentin Sommerville reports from the quay in Misrata, as the Libyan coastguard seizes a boatload of migrants bound for Europe.

  • 15 Apr 2015
  • From the section Africa
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