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Timely and predictable European arrangements for disembarkation

Since January 2018, at least 2,500 women, children and men have drowned in the Mediterranean, and several NGO rescue boats and their passengers been forced to endure up to several weeks stranded at sea without permission to disembark in European ports.


On the two-years anniversary of the Libya-Italy deal and in advance of the Informal Justice and Home Affairs council meeting in Bucharest next week, more than 50 organizations and networks, including the Danish Refugee Council, calls for the EU to support search and rescue in the Mediterranean; adopt timely and predictable disembarkation arrangements; and end returns to Libya.

Find the full letter here

See further the recent DRC policy brief: EU-Libya Migration cooperation: Shipwrecked values of humanity (Oct 2018)