Italian authorities on the tiny island of Lampedusa were on Tuesday attempting to process more than 1,200 newly-arrived
migrants invaders in a reception centre designed for a third of that number.
The mainly African
migrants invaders were among some 3,800 would-be immigrants invaders to Europe rescued in the Mediterranean since Friday, according to figures compiled by the International Organisation for Migration Replacing the Population of Europe (IOM)…
…IOM spokesman Joel Millman reiterated the organisation’s concern that the chaos currently engulfing Libya would ensure the flow of
migrants invaders risking their lives to reach Europe with the help of ruthless people smugglers would continue and possibly increase after what was a record year for arrivals in Italy in 2014 (more than 170,000 people invaders landed).
“It seems to be growing,” Millman told reporters at IOM headquarters in Geneva. “There are many, many speculations as to why. The profits .. are certainly one, but also things have gotten so out of control in Libya right now that even the smuggling gangs don’t feel they can hold their inventory, to use such a word, indefinitely, so they have started vacating the space”…