EU ships take in more than 3,000 more migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend.
- Fifteen operations over a 24-hour period included British, Irish, Italian, and German ships.
- With approximately one million in Libya waiting to make the journey across the Mediterranean, British authorities predict up to 500,000 may attempt the dangerous trip over the summer.
- The current migration rate stands roughly 30% higher than last year’s at this time.
“We don’t know when the rest will be arriving [in southern coastal processing centers], because it’s simply a logistical nightmare for Italian authorities as many of them are ending up on mainland Italy.”
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