Europe's Asset Offers to Save Migrant Lives in the Med

April 23, 2015 9:43 PM

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European Union leaders pledged Thursday to double the size of the EU's Mediterranean border operation Triton, tripling its budget and offering ships and aircraft to try to halt the migrant deaths.

Triton has four planes, one helicopter and seven ships in the Mediterranean on what is a border management mission, not a search and rescue operation.

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