Libya's Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. Yet very little is being done by the West to solve the refugee crisis.
Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along the Libya-Italy smuggling route across the Mediterranean Sea. An estimated 230 people, not including the 74 found on Tuesday, have died en route to Europe since the start of 2017, according to the United Nations.
Earlier this month, European Union leaders agreed on a controversial new plan to help stem the flow of refugees from the North African country.
Under the new plan, the bloc would provide Libya's government with funds to increase efforts to stop refugee boats from crossing territorial waters, and to "break the business model" of traffickers who helped 181,000 refugees enter the EU through Libya and Italy last year.
The announcement received a backlash from human rights groups who said such plans exposed refugees to further risks and abuses. Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along the Libya-Italy smuggling route across the Mediterranean Sea.
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