Migrant numbers from Africa to S. Europe halved in past year

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 150,982 migrants reached southern Europe by boat from North Africa in the year ending Nov. 1, 2017, less than half of the 335,158 of the preceding year. Nearly 75 percent (111,552) came via the central Mediterranean to Italy, with 2,552 dying on the way. The others reached Greece, Cyprus or Spain. The people smuggling gangs charge each migrant about $6,000 to reach Italy, of which $4,000 is paid out for the trans-Saharan journey to Libya. Many migrants report they suffer violence, including torture and sexual abuse, by the gangs.

Italian prosecutors are this week investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women aged 14-28 whose bodies were recovered at sea and appear to have been murdered..

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  • Nov 6, 2017 @ 21:33 at 21:33

    Only $6000 and one may rape women on the streets for free? This is why Mecca customers halved year after year, Europe has better entertaining!.

    Only problem is France and Germany are not yet fully following sharia, they stil fumble with burqa, and most of the good places are taken by early ISIS turists. Not to mention here is no grand ayatollah at Brussels, what a shame!


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