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Migration via the Mediterranean route is increasing: 11,521 arrivals in Italy in 2022

Migration via the Mediterranean route is increasing: 11,521 arrivals in Italy in 2022

The German rescue ship “Sea Watch 4” brought 145 people from the central Mediterranean to Sicily on Sunday. The migrants are from Egypt, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria, authorities said. The number of arrivals via the Mediterranean route is increasing again significantly compared to 2021.

editorial staff
May 9, 2022 12:33 p.m.

The crew of the German rescue ship SeaWatch 4 claims to have saved 88 people in the central Mediterranean. There are 145 people on board the ship. “Without our help, they would have drowned or been illegally returned to Libya,” the German aid organization said Sea Watch on Monday in the short message service Twitter. The ship is now waiting for a landing port.

In another rescue operation on Monday, 86 migrants were brought to safety by the Italian coast guard and taken to Sicily. The migrants were on board a sailing boat that reached the coast off the Sicilian city of Syracuse. There were 43 minors on board. The migrants are from Egypt, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria, authorities said.

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