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Hundreds of Migrants Arrive on Italian Island

Hundreds of Migrants Arrive on Italian Island
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Hundreds of migrants arrived on the small Italian island of Lampedusa on Tuesday, with most of them coming from Sfax, Tunisia, according to the Italian news agency ANSA. Many of them were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard, while others were saved by non-profit rescue ships and other small boats arriving independently. British broadcaster SKY Italia showed a group of migrants filing off a Coast Guard ship and onto the pier in Lampedusa. Among them were young women and children walking barefoot along the dock toward buses that were waiting. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, whose right-wing government includes an anti-migrant party, had enlisted the European Union’s help to forge an accord with Tunisia in a bid to stop the migrant boats in exchange for economic and other aid. Her efforts have not slowed the arrivals.