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EU mission to tackle people-smuggling from Libya 'failing'

Operation Sophia was set up a year ago after hundreds of people drowned in the central Mediterranean, trying to cross from Libya to Italy.

However a committee of peers has concluded that while the mission has saved thousands of lives - it is not having any meaningful impact on the smuggling networks themselves.

The BBC's Richard Lister reports.

  • 13 May 2016
  • From the section Europe
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