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North Africa: The Other Side of Europe's Migrant Crisis

Oct 7, 2016 | 09:16 GMT
Each year, thousands of migrants reach Europe from North Africa by way of the central and eastern Mediterranean routes. Now the European Union is looking for ways to put a stop to these treacherous journeys.
Each year, thousands of migrants reach Europe from North Africa by way of the central and eastern Mediterranean routes. Now the European Union is looking for ways to put a stop to these treacherous journeys.
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Despite their higher profile and amount of traffic, the eastern routes are not the only migrant paths into Europe across the Mediterranean, nor is Syria the only country from which migrants are fleeing. Thousands of migrants also reach Europe each year from North Africa by way of routes crossing the central and western Mediterranean....

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