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UN could create African safe havens for refugees

It seems, from comments in the media, that many people do not differentiate between those fleeing their country in fear of their lives, from the horrors of war and genocide, and those who just want a better quality of life.

If such an influx of people continues to enter into EU, it will cause enormous problems, social and economic, which will fuel an increase in ultra-nationalism and racism.

Clearly, there is no easy solution to this problem. However, if the EU and UN were to establish safe havens on the North Africa coast and dispatch a greater number of naval vessels to intercept traffickers, it would stabilise the situation.

The EU must also establish financial packages for less prosperous member states, so they can deal with this appalling humanitarian crisis.

Tony Moriarty

Shanid Road

Harold’s Cross

Dublin 6w


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