(Terre des Hommes) – The European Union must cease using development money to send children back into horrific conditions in Libya, said Terre des Hommes as the African Union – European Union Summit begins today (29 November 2017). Children on boats intercepted by Libyan coastguards are being transported back to squalid detention centres, where they are subjected to beatings and are at risk of being sexually abused or dying of disease in degrading conditions. European states have supported this by providing funding and technical assistance to the Libyan coastguard, using development aid money.