Recent migrant surge from Libya has many reasons beyond good weather: Analysis

Migrant surge in August sees it surpass August 2015’s numbers.
By Sami Zaptia.
There has been much speculation about the reasons for the recent sudden surge in migrants rescued in the Mediterranean originating from the Libyan coast. Most analysts have put the surge down to favourable weather and sea conditions off the western Libyan coast. However, those on the ground in Libya offer other more complex explanations to the Libyan human trafficking industry.
Libya Herald spoke to Mark Micallef, the Malta-based Executive Editor of the Migrant Report, a non-profit project designed to measure, investigate and document the impact of human movement. Its primary focus is on the Mediterranean as a focal point of human migration from Africa to Europe.
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