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European Union Pays African States In Attempt To Stem Migration

Illegal migrants sit in front of a painted wall on May 19, 2016 at the Abu Salim detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli during a visit of United Nations' special envoy to Libya. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)
Illegal migrants sit in front of a painted wall on May 19, 2016 at the Abu Salim detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli during a visit of United Nations' special envoy to Libya. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)

In the past couple of weeks, European rescue boats have saved hundreds of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, from Libya to Europe.

The European Union announced plans to provide aid to Libya’s new government, in hopes that it would help stem the flow of migrants across the sea.

Demetrios Papademitriou, president of the Brussels-based research institute, Migration Policy Institute Europe, discusses the deals with Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti.

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