In November 2017, the International Organisation for Migration said the Mediterranean remains by far the world’s deadliest border for migrants and refugees. With the EU struggling to stem migration and deal with severe conditions in Libyan detention camps, Della Kilroy completed a three part series hearing from refugees fleeing Libya to seek asylum in Italy.
The series examined the human cost of the EU backed deal with Libya which sees the Libyan Coast Guard intercept boats and turning them back to Libya. The report also reflected on conditions in Libyan detention centres and heard from aid agencies supporting those seeking asylum in Sicily. The series was broadcast over three evenings on RTÉ Radio 1’s news and current affairs programme, Drivetime with Mary Wilson.
Part 1: Libyan Survival – Refugees Rescued From Sea, Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1, 27th November 2017
Part 2: Libyan Survival – Refugees Rescued From Sea, Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1, 29th November 2017
Part 3: Libyan Survival – Refugees Rescued From Sea, Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1, 30th November 2017