July 29, 2020

Italy warns of migrant strain as virus repercussions felt

Lampedusa (Italy) (AFP) – Italy’s interior ministry on Wednesday said it was finding the migrant situation “much more complex” than in previous years, and was upping returns to Tunisia as it struggled to house new arrivals.  “The coronavirus emergency and the consequent very serious economic crisis that has hit not only the countries of North Africa hard, (is) feeding an exceptional flow of economic migrants” across the Mediterranean, it said.Many land on the holiday destination of Lampedusa island, as sunbathers paddling in crystal waters look on.”Autonomous landings on the Italian coasts hav…

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