Aug 11

Tunisia and Libya agree on migrant care

Tunisia and Libya have agreed to share responsibility for providing shelter for hundreds of migrants stranded for up to a month at their border, after dozens died in the desert. The AFP news agency reports that, under the terms of the deal, Tunisia will take charge of a group of 76 men, 42 women and eight children, while Libya will take in the remaining 150-200 migrants. Both Libya and Tunisia are major gateways for migrants and asylum seekers attempting perilous voyages in often rickety boats in the hope of a better life in Europe.