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Migrants landing in Italy up 325 percent

05.02.14 @ 08:55

  1. By EUOBSERVER

More than 2,000 migrants landed on Italian shores in January, compared to just 217 in January 2013, deputy Interior Minister Filippo Bubbico said Tuesday, ANSA reported. A total of 42,925 migrants reached Italy in 2013, an increase of 325% compared to 2012. One in four (11,307) were of Syrian origin.