To stop migration, stop the abuse of Africa's resources
Europe should tackle migration not by deploying troops, but by curbing economic abuse and destablisation.

Kamel, Lorenzo
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/stop-migration-stop-abuse-africa-resources-180213114944137.html

Publisher:  Aljazeera
Date Written:  15/02/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22163

On January 17, Italy's parliament approved the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat "irregular migrant flows" and the trafficking of people towards Libya, and, from there, to Europe. A number of other European countries are pursuing similar policies, including France, Germany, and Spain.

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On January 17, Italy's parliament approved the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat "irregular migrant flows" and the trafficking of people towards Libya, and, from there, to Europe. A number of other European countries are pursuing similar policies, including France, Germany, and Spain.

These policies have been preceded, in recent years and months, by a plethora of studies and articles. Many of them were focused on measures that differentiate between distinct migratory waves, with the purpose of "divert[ing] migration rather than attempting to stop it" (pdf). Others investigated the costs and benefits of "outsourcing" migration control, the European Union's strategy for "Sahel Security", and the "financial" cost of the "migration crisis" for European countries.

No less attention was given to the "lucrative business" of NGOs in relation to migratory waves, to the role of organised crime in the "smuggling of migrants" to Europe, and, last but not least, to the importance of "showing solidarity towards these desperate people".

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