“… after a group of 162 “vulnerable” people, from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen, were evacuated from Libya and arrived by military plane in Rome on Friday”, what will be the effect of this announcement on migrants and potential migrants? Will they decide to stay home or will they try to make the journey to Libya in the hope of winning this lottery or having the lottery expanded beyond 10,000 people?
About 400,000 migrants are in Libya, including roughly 36,000 children, the UN children’s agency Unicef and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said earlier this month.That should be 36,000 “children” based on the large proportion of claimed child migrants confirmed by medical tests as being adults.
Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said on Sunday.
The initiative would be part of an attempt by EU countries to address the deteriorating conditions in Libya, where thousands of people are held captive in inhumane conditions.
“In 2018, up to 10,000 refugees will be able to come to Europe without risk, through humanitarian corridors,” Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said in an interview with the newspaper La Repubblica.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Italy immigration infowar
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.