Ireland praised for role in migrant crisis

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While the migrant crisis continues to escalate in the Mediterranean, Ireland is one of the countries that has stepped up its efforts to help.

So far this year, the Irish navy has deployed two ships that have rescued over 5,000 migrants fleeing Libya. Ireland continues to cooperate in EU resettlement efforts. Ireland itself has a history of migration. Millions of Irish were forced to flee the country during the potato famine in the 19th century. CCTV Correspondent Lourda Sexton filed this report.

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Ireland gets praise for role in the Mediterranean

While the migrant crisis continues to escalate in the Mediterranean-Ireland is one of the countries that has stepped up its efforts to help. So far this year, the Irish navy have deployed two ships that have rescued over 5,000 migrants fleeing Libya and Ireland continues to cooperate in EU resettlement efforts. Ireland itself has a history of migration-millions of Irish were forced to flee the country during the potato famine in the 19th century. CCTV Correspondent Lourda Sexton filed this report.


Ambassador William Lacy Swing on the Syrian migrant crisis
Ambassador William Lacy Swing spoke with CCTV America to provide his insight into the current migrant crisis and possible solutions. He is the Director General of the International Organization for Migration.

Ambassador William Lacy Swing on the Syrian migrant crisis

Ambassador William Lacy Swing on the Syrian migrant crisis spoke with CCTV America to provide his insigh ton the current migrant crisis and possible solutions. He is the Director General of International Organization for Migration.