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Boat migrant arrivals to Italy up 500% in 2014

13.08.14 @ 09:28

  1. By EUOBSERVER

The number of boat migrants arriving in Italy has soared by 500% in 2014, with 78,300 people arriving by the end of July, EU border agency Frontex's spokesperson Izabella Cooper said on Tuesday, according to AFP. Eritreans and Syrians make up the bulk of migrants risking the sea journey.