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Out of Palermo

650 immigrants land safely in Sicily

450 landed safely today at Augusta, Sicily and another 200 at Pozzallo, Sicily.
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Migraton flow to Lampdusa

Once again, there are now 1400 refugees and immigrants for whatever reason in an intake camp with only 250 beds. The Lampedusa holding center had been closed last year because of scandalous overcrowding, poor conditions, bad management and degrading treatment of arrivals (making people strip naked publicly to be sprayed for scabies and such). Volunteers --  Read More 
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IMMIGRANTS: one dead, a thousand rescued

They were taken to Porto Empedocle, near Agrigento, Sicily. Read it in today's La Repubblica.
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Plight of the Immigrants

By June of 2014, 59,880 migrants had landed on Italy's coast, more than arrived in all of 2011, and Sicily got 53,000 of them. All of them were treacherous voyages. Thousands of minors arrived without any family. They paid an average of $1,600 to board a broken-down fishing boat packed with 300 people, and no life vests. Life vests take up room. Read More 
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