[NATO’s “stabilizing” of Libya and Syria is directly responsible for the violence that many of these people are fleeing. The last thing the region needs is more NATO and imperialist interference. -Uziel]
Lisbon (AFP) – The plight of migrants in the Mediterranean requires a “comprehensive response”, NATO’S head Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, adding that the alliance would help by trying to stabilise countries in the region.
“We have to be united to tackle this crisis,” he said during a visit to Lisbon.
His comments came a week after a shipwreck off the Libyan coast left more than 750 people dead.
NATO’s role in stabilising countries like Afghanistan was part of the broader approach to the refugee problem in the Mediterranean, Stoltenberg said.
“This is not only about northern Africa. We know the people trying to cross the sea come from as far as Asia, Afghanistan or the Middle East.”
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