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Record Number of Refugees Arrive in Italy

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A record number of refugees from North Africa arrived to Italy’s shores by boat this year. The Italian coastguard on Monday reported that 1,4000 refugees on 11 dinghies were rescued in the Mediterranean in addition to two small boats just off the Libyan shores. In …

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40 Refugee Boats Rescued in One Day

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Over 5,650 refugees were rescued in the Mediterranean by the Italian coast guard on Monday in one of its largest rescue missions to date. The refugees were making the journey across the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy in about 40 boats. A spokeswoman said one …

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Italy May Close its Refugee Centres

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Close to 20,000 refugees seeking asylum in Italy could be rejected from refugee centres as a result of a shortage in funding, warned the Italian interior ministry. A shortage of 60 million euros needed to operate the reception centres could cause the centres to close …

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Two Italians and A Canadian Kidnapped in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Two Italians and a Canadian have reportedly been kidnapped in Southern Libya, said the Italian foreign ministry on Monday. Italian media outlets first reported that the two Italians were abducted in the desert but no further information has yet been given. A spokeswoman for the …

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