And the enormity of that tragedy is only magnified by the catastrophes that came before. More than 1,500 migrants have already drowned, just since the first of this year, trying to make the crossing. That's a huge spike since last year, partly due to the chaotic state of Libya, where many set out to sea. The president of the European Parliament has put it this way. How many more people will have to drown until we finally act in Europe? His name is Martin Schulz, and we reached him in Brussels. Welcome.
MONTAGNE: What should or can Europe do immediately to keep these migrants from dying in the Mediterranean?
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