World News | More than 2,000 illegal Tunisian migrants reach Italian shores in 5 months
Tunisia [Tunisia]June 18 (ANI/Xinhua): More than 2,000 illegal Tunisian migrants managed to reach Italian shores in the first five months of this year, the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) reported on Friday.
“The number of illegal Tunisian migrants who arrived in Italy in May 2022 reached 947, up 57.5% compared to the same period in 2021,” the FTDES said in the report.
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“In the first five months of 2022, the Tunisian maritime guard foiled 536 irregular migration attempts,” he added.
The number of illegal migrants trying to reach Italy from the Tunisian coasts usually increases in summer due to good weather conditions.
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Thousands of illegal migrants try to cross the Mediterranean every year because Tunisia is one of the main access points to Europe through irregular routes. (ANI/Xinhua)
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