17 August 2014

Somalia: Italian Government - We Shall Suspend Rescue Operations for Immigrants

The Italian Interior Minister, Anjaliino Alfano said so in a press conference he held in Rome, Italy. He requested the European Union coast guards to take over that duty.

The Italian Interior Minister, Anjaliino Alfano added that his government will be part of the decision-making stakeholders. He pointed out that the rescuing of the immigrants heading towards Europe is a collective responsibility of all European countries just as a humanitarian gesture. The rescue operations by Italy use $12 million dollars a month. Italian marines rescued about 100 thousands illegal immigrants since August 2013 to July 2014 only.

Most of those illegal immigrants were from Somalia, Eritrea and Syria.


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