Migrant sea arrivals 'quadrupled in 2014' - IOM

Over 150,000

(ANSA) - Rome, November 7 - Migrant arrivals to Italy by sea almost quadrupled in the first 10 months of 2014, to 154,075, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday.
    In the same period in 2013 some 38,882 sea-borne migrants arrived, the IOM said.
    Migrant sea journeys rose after Italy launched its Mare Nostrum rescue operation following the deaths of 400 migrants in October 2013.
    The operation has just ended and been replaced by a smaller EU op, Triton.
   

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