DGI Brief - May 18, 2016
- EU: A report by Europol & Interpol estimates that smugglers charged $3,200-$6,500 per person, these costs will likely climb & journeys get more perilous, especially for unaccompanied minors, as EU clamps down. Europol estimates at least 10,000 kids are missing, living in shadows, forced into drug dealing, sex trafficking, forced labor. We are failing!
- Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and USA continue to fail getting the Taliban to talk peace. There is no carrot or stick here. Also, Kabul snubbed this round, sending only their Ambassador to Pakistan, showing anger over Pakistan’s inaction against the terrorist group. The Taliban insists to first hold talks with the US… and that’s just not going to happen. Stalemate.