Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tunisia and Italy

More than 1,000 people escaping turmoil in Tunisia have landed on an Italian island in rickety boats, raising fears of a new, uncontrolled wave of illegal immigration from North Africa. In two days 1,114 migrants arrived at Lampedusa, a Sicilian island closer to Africa than mainland Italy, including 113 on a large boat and 9 Tunisians who were rescued from a small dinghy before it sank. A smaller number of migrants also landed on another Italian island.


Tunisia migrants prompt Italy 'humanitarian emergency'

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