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Thursday, 17 December 2015

JPA: We should tackle the roots of migration

MEPs and parliamentarians from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries discussed migration, human rights and refugees during the 30th EU-ACP parliamentary assembly in Brussels on Tuesday 8 December. Most agreed that the roots of migration, such as poverty, war and a lack of human right,s need to be addressed while some also warned that we need to prepare for climate refugees. The debate was chaired by Louis Michel, a Belgian member of the ALDE group, who said: "2015 marks a macabre record: more than 3,500 migrants lost their lives in Mediterranean."

Source:  European Parliament