Hundreds of Migrants Arrive on Italian Island of Lampedusa

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Hundreds of migrants have arrived in dozens of small boats on the Italian island of Lampedusa in recent days.

The Coast Guard rescued all of the migrants aboard one of the boats that capsized off the coast of Lampedusa, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.

Between midnight and Thursday morning, approximately 900 migrants arrived in 21 boats on the Italian island.

Authorities detected two migrant boats in peril on Wednesday. The Tunisian coastguard found 14 bodies and rescued 54 people after a migrant boat overturned off the coast of Sfax on Tuesday and Wednesday, authorities announced on Thursday.

The refugees and migrants from Central Africa, West Africa, and the Middle East were transported to the Lampedusa receiving center, which has a capacity of 300 persons.

The ruling coalition in Italy has enacted a slew of new regulations, including restrictions on the activity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that rescue migrants at sea.

With over 1,800 people in it, the island’s congested migrant facility is struggling.

According to the Italian Ministry of Interior, approximately 17,592 migrants landed by sea in Italy as of March 10th, compared to 5,976 in the same period in 2022.

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