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Prague Set to Spend About $42,000 to Train Libyan Coast Guards

PRAGUE (Sputnik) — Prague plans to allocate one million Czech korunas (approximately $42,000 at the current exchange rates) to train Libya’s coast guards in order to tackle undocumented migration by sea, local media reported Saturday.

Prague could spend the above-mentioned sum to deal with the migration flow from Libya to Italy, the Czech EuroZprаvy news website said.

Europe has been beset by a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing their crisis-torn countries of origin in the Middle East and North Africa to escape violence and poverty.

According to the International Organization for Migration, about 266,000 migrants have arrived in the European Union via the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 with more than 100,000 of them via the central Mediterranean route from Africa to Italy.

 

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