Wednesday 7 December 2016

Italy deserves support with migration crisis

Published 20/04/2015 | 02:30

An Italian Coast Guard vessel carries out a search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Italian island of Lampedusa yesterday
An Italian Coast Guard vessel carries out a search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Italian island of Lampedusa yesterday
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during a news conference in Rome

Why did it take a tragedy of the magnitude of 700 migrants drowning in the Mediterranean for the rest of Europe to wake up to the trafficking problem?

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The Italian authorities are dealing with the trafficking of migrants on a daily basis.

Italy's Marina Militare, Guardia Costiera and passing commercial shipping have been continually rescuing desperate migrants, who have been abandoned in treacherous waters off the coast of Italy by criminal traffickers taking advantage of the political and economic instability of north Africa.

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