Even after these stories of death, people are still risking their lives to get out of Lebanon. Just days ago, the Lebanese army stopped 37 people, including women and children, from fleeing to Cyprus.
To officially put an end to these illegal crossings, both Lebanese and Cypriot authorities, along with naval forces, agreed to intercept any future migrant boats leaving the coast of Lebanon.
Both countries will also seek assistance from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex.
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