If the governments of Europe heeded Australia’s advice on how to handle these migrants flooding their shores by boats, we wouldn’t be seeing any of this, and the tragedies that unfold when their boats flounder.
SIX THOUSAND immigrants rescued from Mediterranean in last few days
MORE than 6,000 migrants have been rescued on the central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take to the sea in warmer weather, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said today.
Some 500 migrants are believed to have drown so far this year, including 22 deaths just reported by the Libyan coast guard, as more than 20,000 people arrived in Europe, mainly to Italy, spokesman Joel Millman told a news briefing.
“We have yet to complete March, and we are already racing at a pace of arrivals that has exceeded anything we’ve seen before in the Mediterranean.
“This is typical of spring, getting very busy,” he said.
“But it’s not typical to have the numbers be so high this early and the corresponding deaths that go with it.”
The surge in the number of migrants has sparked fears of another summer of chaos at Britain’s borders.