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Migration and mobility

The German NGO Sea-Eye has announced that its humanitarian vessel, the Sea-Eye 4, has rescued 29 migrants, including fourteen minors, four babies, eight women, and two pregnant women, off the Libyan coast.

After being detained for more than two months in Sicily by the Italian authorities, the Sea-Eye 4 recently returned to the search and rescue (SAR) zone where it is the only humanitarian vessel currently present at a time when the number of crossings to Europe is increasing significantly.

Last Saturday, the mayor of Lampedusa, Toto Martello, announced that around 820 people, in thirteen different boats, arrived on the island. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that more than 37,000 people have landed in Italy since the beginning of the year, compared to about 34,000 for the whole of 2020.