LSE EUROPP Blog – NGO-led rescue operations in the Mediterranean: Saving people, alleviating EU responsibilities

Correspondent: Gilberto Algar-Faria
Date: 28 April 2016


Several EU governments have sent ships to the Mediterranean as part of efforts to tackle the ongoing migration crisis, but a number of non-governmental actors have also been involved in conducting operations. Daniela Irrera writes on the role of these actors and whether overreliance on NGOs could prove problematic if there is an upturn in attempted crossings in the central Mediterranean following the EU’s agreement with Turkey. Read more at:

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