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Hungary PM proposes refugee city in Libya


Hungary’s Prime Minister has called for a refugee city on the Libyan coast.

The settlement he says would process asylum seekers before getting to Europe.

While speaking on Saturday in Vienna after a summit of European and Balkan countries on the refugee crisis, Viktor Orban suggested a new Libyan government run the camp.

He further stressed that the European Union’s external borders should be under “total control” including the Mediterranean border, in which Libya played a key role.

Libya has a government backed by the U.N., but has been in political chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

According to the IOM, there are more than 264,000 refugees in Libya.
There are around 37,500 registered refugees and asylum seekers there, half of them Syrians, says the UNHCR.

Amnesty International and other Human rights organisations have claimed they had found evidence of refugees being abused killed, tortured on a massive scale.

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