French President Meets European and African Leaders Over Migration Crisis
| Updated Aug 28, 2017 at 3:11pm
French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a summit with several European and African leaders aimed at boosting efforts to curb migrant flows across the Mediterranean.
The Paris talks involve leaders from Chad, Niger and Libya, which are major transit countries for migrants, who risk their lives trying to reach Europe.
The leaders of Germany, Italy and Spain are also attending.
To ease the influx, Mr. Macron wants to see asylum requests handled in Africa.
Nearly a hundred thousand people have made the risky sea journey from Libya to Italy this year, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says more than two thousand have died on that route.
SOURCE: BBC NEWS