UK plans video campaign to deter African migrants

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Critics say tactic will have little effect on would-be migrants’ decision to travel and is aimed at placating British voters

A viral video campaign using the testimonies of migrants in Libya to discourage others from making the perilous journey to the north African country – and then on to Europe – is to be launched by the Home Office as part of official attempts to tackle migration from “source” countries.

Vox pop interviews with migrants from countries including Eritrea, Nigeria and Sudan will be filmed in Libya before the material is used at events in east and west Africa and distributed online.

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