More than 1,300 migrants brought to Sicily

Migrants disembark from the Royal Navy ship HMS "Bulwark" upon their arrival in the port of Catania on the coast of Sicily on June 8, 2015More than 1,300 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and Syria, arrived in Sicily on Saturday, after having been picked up in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said. Some 785 migrants — including 133 women and 27 children — arrived in Palermo after being picked up off the Libyan coast by the Norwegian cargo ship Siem Pilot, which is part of EU border security operation Triton. Italy and Greece have been hard pressed to handle a massive increase in migrants fleeing conflicts and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.


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