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EU countries to crackdown on people-smuggling in Libya
As refugees seek a new life in Europe, they face a perilous journey crossing the Mediterranean.
Officials from eight EU countries have pledged $96m to the Libyan government to help fight people smuggling.
Another $13m has been promised for the Italian coastguard.
Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tripoli.