While participants at the EU Summit in Brusseld argue over how to distribute refugees fairly over the 28 Member States, increasing numbers of Africans are making plans to enter the bloc by sea.
The interior ministers of Germany, France, Malta, Italy and Finland are meeting in Malta to resolve a standoff over refugees rescued in the Mediterranean. They hope to develop an automatic distribution system to end the drawn-out negotiations that have seen vulnerable asylum-seekers stranded at sea, sometimes for weeks — or languishing in makeshift Maltese shelters.
Over the past 30 years, droughts have become more intense and frequent in Somalia. This year alone, 100,000 Somalis were displaced by drought, according to humanitarian aid organization Norwegian Refugee Council. Many Somalis have fled to neighboring Kenya. Andrew Wasike went to the Dadaab refugee camp to talk to Somalis who say climate change has forced them out of their homes.
At a meeting in Malta, the three largest countries in the EU want to find a solution to the issue of distributing migrants. Will other countries follow their lead? Bernd Riegert reports.
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