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The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the European Union (EU) to act on the refugee in the Mediterranean Sea. The call follows the latest that saw at least 700 migrants perish in an to flee from their troubled homelands and reach Europe. This brings the death to over 1,000 in the past week. HRW spokesperson Judith Sunderland said: "The EU is standing by with crossed while hundreds die off its . These deaths might well have been prevented if the EU had launched a search-and-rescue effort." Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi singled out Libya as the problem and said efforts should focus on refugee boats leaving Libyan ports.

The 28-member EU is under from within over its policy to scale down efforts to save at sea. Divisions began last year when the EU cut its search-and-rescue by two-. Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, said: "Europe can do more and Europe must do more. It is a and a confession of failure how many countries run away from ." Maltese PM Joseph Muscat warned: "We will all be judged in the same that history has judged Europe when it turned a eye to the genocide of this century and last century." Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy said: "This is the time we hear of yet another human tragedy in the Mediterranean….Words won't do any ."

 
 

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