Al Jazeera: Refugee deaths intensify call for safe EU passages

“Alarmphone is one of the NGOs trying to help. The transnational network of activist and migrant groups is located on both sides of the Mediterranean and provides a 24-hour hotline for refugees in distress at sea.

“We still see [recent] fatalities where the exact number of drowned people is not clear because the EU is keeping up its border and visa regime, closing borders and erecting fences,” a spokesman from Alarmphone told Al Jazeera.

“Although the EU spends a lot of money on [the EU border agency] Frontex and border controls, they are not willing to spend money on saving refugees’ lives,” he added.”

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