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"Italy's woes are ours": why the migration crisis in Lampedusa must alert us

2023-09-14T17:24:53.233Z

Highlights: Since Wednesday, 7000,<> migrants have landed on the island of Lampedusa. For the former Secretary General of the Ministry of Immigration, Patrick Stefanini, this situation requires a rapid response from the EU to the migration crisis. The situation of migrants, particularly from sub-Saharan Africa, has become much more difficult in recent years. Migrants are taken care of by mafia groups that are certainly smugglers but mistreat migrants before embarking them and abandoning them to their sad fate off the Libyan coast.


FIGAROVOX/INTERVIEW - Since Wednesday, 7000,<> migrants have landed on the island of Lampedusa. For the former Secretary General of the Ministry of Immigration, Patrick Stefanini, this situation requires a rapid response from the EU to the migration crisis.


Former Secretary General of the Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Solidarity Development from 2008 to 2009, Patrick Stefanini has published "Immigration. These realities that are hidden from us" (Robert Laffont, 2020).

LE FIGARO. - Is the influx of migrants on the island of Lampedusa solely due to the floods in Libya? Should we fear a new migrant crisis on this island?

Patrick STEFANINI. - This crisis has already begun, and this event only accelerates the process. The situation of migrants, particularly from sub-Saharan Africa, has become much more difficult in recent years. In Libya first, because there is no state in this country and there is anarchy. Migrants are taken care of by mafia groups that are certainly smugglers but mistreat migrants before embarking them and abandoning them to their sad fate off the Libyan coast. The situation has also worsened considerably in Tunisia since...

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