Inside the EU’s deeply flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

from IRIN
Published on 30 Jan 2018 View Original

Without addressing the root causes of migration, only corrupt government officials and traffickers are benefiting from criminalising migrants

Key Points

  • The EU has allocated over $200 million to help Sudan stem migration since 2015 - Asylum seekers allege Sudanese officials are complicit in abuse, extortion

  • Traffickers said to hold people for weeks, beat and torture them for money

  • Arrivals in Italy from Horn of Africa fell to a fraction in 2017, but new routes are opening up

  • Crackdown has seen asylum seekers rountinely rounded up, taken to Khartoum to pay fines or be deported

  • The EU insists strict conditions govern the use of its money and it is monitoring for abuses

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