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EU Foreign Ministers Discuss Migrant Crisis

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 12:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is meeting with his European counterparts in Brussels on Monday May 18, 2015 to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

The meeting followed the deployment of the LE Eithne to take part in search and rescue operations this weekend.

Almost 70 Irish sailors and two army medics are joining the efforts to prevent more deaths as thousands continue to flee war torn countries through Africa in the hopes of getting to Europe.

So far this year, almost 2,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.