The UNHCR reports that over 50,000 people (including many
women and children) have arrived in Italy in the past 8 months as they flee
violence and uncertainty in North Africa.
It is estimated that more than 1,500 people have died this year while
attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy.
Over 2,000 refugees and migrants have landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa
in the past 3 days.
Two boats arrived in Italy today. One boat carrying 280 desperate people
arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa from North Africa. A second boat
carrying 56 Afghan refugees arrived on Italy's eastern shore, presumably from
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