More Tunisians land in Sicily

February 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

A new boatload of migrants has arrived on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, ending a four-day lull in the wave of arriving Tunisians and reviving fears that more North Africans are on their way. More than 5,000 Tunisians arrived in Lampedusa following the January 14 ousting of their long-time president and a breakdown in coastal patrols. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini warned on Thursday that the numbers of migrants could swell to 50,000 if Europe does not put together a plan to stimulate North African economies and encourage young people to stay. The Mayor of Lampedusa, which is closer to Africa than the Italian mainland, warned that the island’s vital tourism industry was at risk. (express.co.uk)

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