UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media at Government Buildings in Dublin, Tuesday May 26, 2015. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
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Europe must do more to help migrants crossing the Mediterranean, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday ahead of a visit to Brussels, as a planned EU naval operation awaits U.N. Security Council approval.EU ministers last week approved plans for a military operation to fight Mediterranean people smugglers, although proposals to destroy traffickers' boats in Libyan waters still need U.N. approval.This year, some 1,770 migrants have perished on the hazardous journey to Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration, a 30-fold increase on the same period in 2014 .
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