Maybe you already know about this. It was news to me. Since 2015 the same E.C. that funds this project and NGI has been financing Libya to go into international waters, capture refugee boats, take them back to Libya then detain them in prisons that are unspeakably horrible, and often torture the men and rape the women.
This is a long piece and it might be behind a paywall, but it reveals a very ugly truth about how African refugees, many fleeing climate change, are kept out of Europe. I don’t usually cry when I read stories about current events. I did this time.