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>> Governments from Europe and Africa say they've come up with a plan to tackle the migration crisis. Meeting in Paris on Monday, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain agreed to help Chad and Niger with border control to stem the flow of migrants through Libya across the Mediterranean.
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Leaders have agreed to set up a method of identifying legitimate migrants who are fleeing war and persecution, and separating them from economic migrants. The plan is for the United Nations to register those refugees in Niger and Chad to prevent them from being exploited by traffickers. French President Emmanuel Macron has urged unity so that the countries along the migrant route can work together, while German Chancellor, Angela Merkel emphasized the need to fight people smuggling, something Chad's President says can only happen with enough funding.
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The leaders also stressed the need to stabilize Libya where thousands of migrants end up before embarking on a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean which has already resulted in nearly 2,500 deaths this year as migrants risk drowning and starvation in overcrowded dingies often run by traffickers. But despite the good intentions of the summit, there's still no clear outline of how the new measures will be funded.
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And until that's spelled out, perilous crossings like these are likely to remain the only option for thousands of desperate migrants.