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Is tackling people smuggling the right solution to the migrant crisis?

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By Prospect Team  

A migrant has his temperature checked by paramedics after disembarking from the Belgian Navy Vessel Godetia at the Trapani harbor, Sicily, Italy.

This week, the UK government announced a “task force” to tackle people smugglers carrying migrants from Africa across the Mediterranean. 

People smugglers and traffickers often endanger the lives of those they carry, packing too many people on to small or poorly-serviced vessels. As such, they have become a focus in governments’…

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