Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Operation+launched+by+EU+to+seize+migrant+smugglers%27+boats
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - 12:25
Operation launched by EU to seize migrant smugglers' boats
24

Shares
2,924

Views

The EU is beginning a new operation to intercept boats smuggling migrants across the southern Mediterranean.

Under Operation Sophia, naval vessels will be able to board, search, seize and divert vessels suspected of being used for human trafficking.

Until now the EU has focused on surveillance and rescue operations.

So far this year, more than 130k migrants and refugees have crossed to Europe from the North African coast.

More than 2,700 have drowned.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,125 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
13,092 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
9,519 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
25,416 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
88 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
59,726 Views
Top