Migrant crisis: Tunisia’s jobless open fresh smuggling route
20 October 2017 | 11:00 am
Libya's crackdown on people trafficking into Europe has forced smugglers into a new course through Tunisian waters, with many migrants being unemployed Tunisians.
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