UK launches new military training program to tackle migrant crisis
A new military force of 50 British soldiers will be sent to Croatia to train local police and border security forces, The Times reports.
The new force will be set up as part of the UK’s efforts to train Croatian police, and the country’s foreign ministry said it would also take part in training.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in Croatia for the NATO summit, has pledged to boost the countrys military capability.
Croatia is already home to 1,000 British troops, who are stationed at the country border.
In recent years, the country has struggled to stem a surge in migrants, with more than 3,000 migrants dying at sea in 2015, with some reaching Europe via the Balkans.
The UK has already taken in more than 500,000 asylum seekers from Europe in the last year.