EU foreign policy chief Mogherini tells UN Europe's first priority is to save migrant lives

British Royal Navy personnel from HMS Bulwark helping rescued individuals onto a Royal Navy Landing Craft, in the Mediterranean Sea. Europe's first priority in confronting the Mediterranean migrant crisis is to save lives, EU foreign policy chief Fed
British Royal Navy personnel from HMS Bulwark helping rescued individuals onto a Royal Navy Landing Craft, in the Mediterranean Sea. Europe's first priority in confronting the Mediterranean migrant crisis is to save lives, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told the UN Security Council on Monday, May 11, 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - Europe's first priority in confronting the Mediterranean migrant crisis is to save lives, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told the UN Security Council on Monday.

"Our first priority is to save lives and prevent further loss of lives at sea," Mogherini told the 15-member council.