More Tunisian migrants arrive in Italy

The flow of Tunisian migrants into the Italian island of Lampedusa continues unabated. Over the past two months the number of arrivals has reached 14,000. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

Migrants in Lampedusa

Migrants in Lampedusa

According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 1,600 migrants from Tunisia arrived in Lampedusa on Sunday night.   IOM says the arrivals have led to a fresh wave of overcrowding at the migrant reception centre where humanitarian agencies are struggling to provide assistance.  Over 4,700 migrants are crammed into the reception centre on the Italian island which was designed to accommodate just 800 people.   IOM says the vast majority of the migrants who arrived on Lampedusa are young men who have left Tunisia in search of employment in Europe or to be reunited with their families.

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