Even though Libya and Italy are cooperating on reducing the flow of African migrants to Europe, large numbers such as this can get through in a short amount of time. A deterrent would be never allowing them to reach Italy but instead dropping them off at Libyan ports.
Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya in the past few days, with many expressing relief at having escaped the “Libyan hell”.
More than 330 migrants rescued by Italian coast guard and other European vessels have already disembarked at Sicilian ports, Italian media reported.
Another hundred were en route to the western city of Trapani on Monday while 450, including a woman about to give birth, are due to arrive in Augusta by evening aboard the Aquarius, a boat operated by charity group SOS Mediterranee along with Doctors Without Borders.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Italy crime immigration
Trapani, Sicily, 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.