BBC Radio 5 – Why do people cross the Mediterranean?

BBC Radio 5 – Why do people cross the Mediterranean?

BBC Radio 5 program with Adrian Chiles interviewed Professor Heaven Crawley on Tuesday 6th September. Heaven’s interview discusses why people cross the Mediterranean and was preceded by an interesting and empathetic piece by a 5 live reporter on an MSF boat just off the coast of Libya. According to Heaven the reporter’s claim that the route from Libya to Italy has become busier because of the EU-Turkey deal is not true and should be ignored, however, the whole section is worth a listen nonetheless.

The program can be listened to in full here. The section covering the migrant crisis starts at 07:45, and Heaven’s interview starts at 17:47.