Renzi: EU can't leave it to Italy to stop migrant 'slavery'; calls for refugee camps in Africa

April 22, 2015 8:05 AM

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ROME – Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says the European Union must rapidly devise a long-range, comprehensive policy to stop the flood of migrants setting out from Libya, including establishing refugee camps in Niger, Sudan and elsewhere in Africa with U.N. assistance.

Italy has been rescuing hundreds of migrants daily from distressed boats in the Mediterranean. Some 800 people are believed dead in a shipwreck last weekend alone.

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