A ship with 43 migrants capsizes on the island of Lampedusa (Italy) and a two-year-old girl dies

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A ship with 43 migrants shipwrecked on the island of Lampedusa (Italy) and a two-year-old girl died

The Italian Coast Guard rescued the boat. 43 migrants were rescued this Sunday after the ship in which they were trying to cross the Mediterranean sank, although they were unable to save the life of a 2-year-old girl who was traveling with her mother.

Authorities did not say whether the survivors were located in the water or the boat capsized. after being sighted by the emergency teams, who verified that the ship left the ship. He had left Tunisia the night before and was on his way to the Italian island.

Each of the passengers, mostly from the Ivory Coast, Guinea and Cameroon, < strong>he had paid 2,500 dinars (about 800 euros) to make the crossing, local media reported.

Among them, a two-year-old girl years old died She was admitted to the Lampedusa outpatient clinic since she was in serious condition and the doctors could not revive her.

Several patients with fuel burns and others with drowning syndrome.

This same Sunday,Italian authorities allowed another ship, the German Sea Eye 4, which is traveling with 63 rescued migrants, to disembark in the port of Livorno (Tuscany), after a week traveling through the Mediterranean. .

According to the media, the government would have authorized this landing since the ship requested itimmediately after the first rescue, which would conform to a new protocol that will deal with to establish by means of a decree to regulate the arrival of migrants saved by NGOs on its coasts.

These are the first rescues after the battle that the Italian government maintained in early November with some NGOs prevented the disembarkation of the people they had rescued for days by applying their new anti-immigration policy of letting only vulnerable migrants down.

< p>A rule, devised by the Vice President and Minister of Infrastructure, Matteo Salvini, initiator of the Italian policy of “closed ports” to humanitarian NGOs, allowed for the implementation of the law. Initially, only immigrants who after a medical evaluation show that they are in a vulnerable situation should get off the boat.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni , it was marked as Migration management was the first challenge

“Italy and France defend their national interests but we both know it must be find a common solution”, said Mr. After assuring that he had no objection to meeting with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to address the issue.

So far this year almost 96,000 people have arrived on Italian shores, This compared to 63,000 last year, according to the Ministry of the Interior, which has also warned of the “considerable increase” of entries into Italy by land through the route of the Balkans.

According to official data, 4,101 immigrants were counted between January 1 and October 25, 2022, compared to 1,350 in the same period of 2021 , which represents an increase of 203.78%.