2 dead, 57 rescued from migrant shipwrecks off Italy’s L

2 dead, 57 rescued from migrant shipwrecks off Italy’s L

Two migrant boats that had set off from the port of Sfax a hotspot for Tunisias migration crisis had sunk on Saturday . More than people have arrived in Lampedusa in the last few days after being rescued at sea by Italian patrol boats and NGO groups as strong winds further complicate the situation around the island .

Italy is experiencing a sharp surge in sea migration with almost arrivals recorded far this year according to interior ministry data last updated on Friday compared to more than in the same period in . Italys rightwing government has adopted a policy of assigning faraway ports to charity ships rather than letting them disembark rescued migrants in nearer Lampedus or Sicily .

NGOs complain that this increases their navigation costs prolongs the misery of survivors and reduces the amount of time charity ships can patrol the areas of the Mediterranean where shipwrecks are more common . About migrants have been stuck on a cliff after their boat crashed against rocks upon arrival in Lampingusa with their boat crashing against rocks on Friday with the help of the coastguard unable to reach them via sea or by helicopter or by boat landing in the nearby port of Brindisi, local media said .

The coastguard has been unable to get them to shore up to Lampeduscans . Italian authorities have been unable’t reach them by air or by air and by air. Italys government has agreed to allow them to disembark their rescuers to use their own ships to save migrants to save them from their own vessels.

The coastguards to use air or air. They have refused to use a number of rescues of migrants to avoid their own boats to save the migrants’s emergency response to the coast.


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