Maritime

Italy tells migrants ‘Welcome, you’re safe’, tells EU to help more

“More than 43,000 people from dozens of countries – including Syrians fleeing civil war and Eritreans evading military conscription – have been plucked from the sea in the seven months since Mare Nostrum began. That is the same number that completed the dangerous crossing or were intercepted during the whole of last year. So far, only Slovenia has chipped in, offering one ship late last year. That has put Rome on a collision course with it EU partners.”

Source: Italy tells migrants ‘Welcome, you’re safe’, tells EU to help more | Reuters

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