Italian Minister of Interior says Europe 'not helping'

'Italy cannot be refugee prison' says Alfano

(ANSA) - Bologna, May 12 - Italian Minister of the Interior Angelino Alfano said the European Union isn't "helping" Italy sufficiently to cope with its migrant crisis.
    Alfano's comments come on the heels of Tuesday's boat tragedy where a ship carrying 400 migrants capsized, leaving at least 14 dead off the coast of Sicily.
    "Our ships were there to recover the dead and rescue survivors. Europe is not helping us. It lets usaccommodate the survivors", said Alfano. He added that Italy risks becoming a "a prison for political refugees" if greater assistance is not guaranteed.


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