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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme


The pressure of the migrant crisis

October 6th, 2016

Episode 1242 of 1273 episodes

In the last three days, more than 10,000 people have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean by the Italian coastguard, putting renewed pressure on the Italian authorities. The BBC's Reeta Chakrabarti has just spent more than a week on one of those rescue boats and describes the journey. The UNHCR's spokesperson for Europe William Spindler calls for the provision of legal ways for refugees to come safely to Europe. (Photo: Migrants on a boat in the Mediterranean. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)