9,600 migrants arrived in Italy in March says Frontex

More than double February

(ANSAmed) - Brussels, April 18 - Some 9,600 migrants landed in Italy across the central Mediterranean in March, more than double the number that came in February, EU border agency Frontex said Monday. Some 2,283 arrived in March 2015. Most of this March's migrants came from Nigeria, Somalia and Gambia, it said. Italy is bracing for a big wave of migrant arrivals across the sea as the weather improves further, and has proposed a migration compact to the EU to help stem flows.

Meanwhile some 400 Somali migrants were reported missing early Monday morning.


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