Migrant arrivals by sea down 95% in 2019 - Salvini

Interior minister gives data for Jan 1 to Feb 28

(ANSA) - Rome, March 1 - Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Friday that 262 migrants arrived in Italy via sea in the first two months of 2019, down 95% on the 5,247 that landed in the same period in 2018.
    The League leader said that 1,099 migrants were repatriated in January and February (1,013 were forced to leave while 86 went voluntarily) - four times the number that arrived.
   

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