International Organization for Migration
Meanwhile, 845 Tunisians arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa in four days.
International Organization for Migration:
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 146,849 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 18 October, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 320,033 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
IOM Rome reported Thursday (19/10) that on Wednesday, 585 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean and will be brought to land in the next few days. These latest rescues are in addition to the 110,329 migrants and refugees arriving by sea to Italy this year, according to IOM estimates.
IOM Athens’ Kelly Namia reported on Thursday three events occurring since Sunday (15 October) off the islands of Lesvos and Farmakonisi that required search and rescue operations. The Hellenic Coast Guard managed to rescue 95 migrants and transfer them to the respective islands.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
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Lampedusa, Pelagie Islands, Italy
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.