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Libya and human trafficking across the Mediterranean

More than 5,000 people have drowned in the past 18 months, as traffickers have taken advantage of the breakdown of authority in Libya to pack rickety boats with paying migrants and launch them across the Mediterranean. Neil King spoke with Reuters senior correspondent for the Middle East Ulf Laessing, in the city of Tripoli, and asked him how the coast guard is responding to traffickers.

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