Italy has a navy and the migrants do not. All that is required to stop the wave is will power.
Italian foreign minister said Wednesday that migration seen in the Mediterranean ”is only the tip of the iceberg of an exodus that may end up being of Biblical proportions”. Alfano’s comments were made during his opening remarks of the conference to present the World Food Programme report ‘At the Root of Exodus: food security, conflict and international migration’ at the Italian foreign ministry. Alfano noted that, according to the report, in 2015 there were ”some 244 million people who migrated internationally, while the number of those suffering from forced migration – refugees, the displaced and asylum seekers – reached a peak of 65.3 million people”.
The study ”confirms that food insecurity is a decisive factor in migration”, he added, stressing that ”the report is a call to the international community to do a great deal more to solve the problem at its roots”. The minister said that ”no compromises can be made on human rights. Italy has saved hundreds of thousands of human lives and, in so doing, it saved Europe’s honor, as recognized by European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker.” ”In saving migrants, Italy has shown that between rigor and humanity, between rules and solidarity, between security and human rights, there is no competition,” Alfano said. ”We cannot allow the EU to turn its face away, enabling another human tragedy on land instead of at sea. A tragedy of refugees and the displaced, who suffer both hunger and often unspeakable violence”.
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Italy (IT) is estimated to have a population of 60.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.3 million.