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1,000 immigrants reach Italian shores in last two weeks

Many have right to international protection, minister says

27 November, 16:37
1,000 immigrants reach Italian shores in last two weeks (ANSA) - Rome, November 27 - About 1,000 immigrants have reached Italy's coasts in the last two weeks, Italian Interior Minister Annamaria Cancellieri said on Tuesday.

The majority of the immigrants came by boat from Libya, although they are not necessarily Libyan nationals.

Many come from sub-Saharan countries or the Horn of Africa, and probably have the right to international protection, Cancellieri told the Senate's Human Rights Commission.

"This situation should make us reflect on the epochal phenomenon whose management requires ongoing commitment by the government and institutions," she added.

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