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Tunisia: Over 400 African migrants rescued in a single day

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The Tunisian coast guard introduced on Sunday that it had rescued 423 migrants in a single night time off the nation’s coast and foiled 16 makes an attempt to illegally immigrate by sea to Europe.

“Throughout the night time of February 18-19, Sea Guard items from the Middle, North and South areas managed to thwart 16 crossing operations and rescue 423 individuals,” in keeping with an announcement from the Guard spokesperson. 

They’re 71 Tunisians and 352 nationals of sub-Saharan African international locations, the assertion stated.

Tunisia, some parts of the shoreline of that are lower than 150 km from the Italian island of Lampedusa, very commonly data makes an attempt to depart migrants for Italy.

In keeping with official Italian figures, greater than 32,000 migrants, together with 18,000 Tunisians, arrived in Italy illegally from Tunisia in 2022.

The Tunisian Coast Guard stated on Friday that unlawful migration had “skilled a pointy enhance” previously week because of “bettering climate situations”.