Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018
LAMPEDUSA

New wave of migrants reach Lampedusa's shores

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Lampedusa, July 9 - The Italian Coast Guard
rescued 303 migrants in three different boats near the island of
Lampedusa overnight Monday.
A fourth boat was towed by Libyan authorities with
approximately 100 passengers to the Libyan coast.
Another 133 immigrants who landed overnight were found on
the Cala Francese shore in Lampedusa.
Rescuers from the Cigala Fulgosi military marines assisted
31 migrants including four women, two of whom are pregnant, from
a boat stranded off the island's shore.
Pope Francis made his first official trip as pontiff since
his election in March to Lampedusa on Monday in an attempt to
draw attention to the plight of migrants that set sail from
North African shores in desperate attempts to reach Italy.
Migrants often land in Lampedusa in their attempts to
enter Italy because of the island's location between Sicily and
North Africa.
Thousands of migrants land yearly after making dangerous
crossings in often rickety and overcrowded boats.

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