The immigration crisis in Lampedusa

In recent days on the Italian island of Lampedusa, arrived over a thousand illegal migrants and refugees from Libya and Tunisia. Local authorities announced the introduction of a state of emergency. According to the mayor of Lampedusa, Salvatore Martello on the island was an explosive situation. Arrived gradually transported to Sicily. now in a temporary accommodation centre for migrants in Lampedusa are four times more people than it can accept.

Meanwhile, I changed the process, illegal transportation of people to Italy, smugglers divide the route into several stages, the last of migrants and refugees in small boats to the Italian coast, was escorted fishing vessels.

According to the International organization for migration, about a hundred people now at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean sea, they fled from Libya to Europe.

According to non-governmental project of migrant support Alarm Phone, and about 40 people are on the ship in the territorial waters of Malta.

According to UN estimates, from January to April three times compared to last year increased the number of attempts of sea routes to reach Europe from Libya.


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