Why Are So Many Migrants Fleeing Libya?

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In 2014, nearly 200,000 refugees made the dangerous trek to Italy, and 3,000 of them died. So why are so many migrants risking their lives to leave Libya?

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Libya migrants: Hundreds feared drowned in Mediterranean
“About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized off Libya, survivors have told Save the Children.”

Libya’s descent into violence – the Guardian briefing
“Four years since the 17 February 2011 Benghazi uprising that led to the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is wracked by violence, factionalism and political polarisation – and by the growing menace of jihadi extremism.”

Libya: Facing Economic Collapse in 2014
“Oil is the driving force of the Libya economy. Oil and gas production account for 65 percent of the country’s GDP, 96 percent of exports, and 98 percent of government revenues.”

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