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Europe Pledges $1.9 Billion for 'Root Causes' of African Migration

At a summit in Malta attended by European and African leaders, the European Union agreed on a nearly $2 billion aid package aimed at tackling the root causes of migration. Hundreds of thousands of people have crossed the Mediterranean this year, overwhelming many European states’ ability to cope with the influx. On the dockside in Malta’s port of Valletta last April, lines of black hearses took the bodies of migrants, one by one, to the local morgue. Only a few dozen of the estimated 800...

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