Stop selling Libya inflatables

Sale of inflatables helps smugglers.

European nations urged to stop Libya’s trafficking gangs

Belinda Goldsmith

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – European countries need to do more to stop illegal trade in Libya in fuel and inflatable boats which is helping human traffickers with deadly results, according to a senior United Nations refugee agency official.

Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean, said private boat operators with flags registered in Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) nations were illegally buying fuel from trafficking gangs.

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