Italy searching for snap lodging for thousands of migrants

Interior minister calls on every prefect in country

(see related) (ANSA) - Rome, April 9 - The interior ministry on Wednesday sent an urgent request to every prefect in the country calling on law enforcement to locate emergency lodging for the thousands of migrants who have landed on Italian soil in recent hours. Italy issued a fresh call for help from the European Union Wednesday after rescuing more than 4,000 migrants in 48 hours. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said in a radio interview that most migrants now disembarking on Italy's shores are political asylum seekers, and Europe must give Italy a bigger hand in processing and relocating them.
   

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