Migrant crisis: Rescued Gambian tells of Libya ordeal
The EU naval mission to tackle people smuggling in the central Mediterranean is failing to achieve its aims, a British parliamentary committee says.
In a report, the House of Lords EU Committee says Operation Sophia does not "in any meaningful way" disrupt smugglers' boats.
The BBC's Christian Fraser was on a charity's rescue boat when it picked up 233 migrants who were precariously floating on rubber dinghies 24 miles off the Libyan coast.
A 20-year-old from Gambia who set off from his home country nine months ago told our correspondent about conditions in Libya.
13 May 2016
- From the section Europe