Nearly 6,000 migrants reach Italy since Tuesday: IOM

Migrants are rescued off the coast of Sicily on April 11, 2016

Geneva (AFP) – Nearly 6,000 migrants who crossed the Mediterranean have reached Italy since Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration said, warning that the surge in arrivals was set to continue. 

A total of 6,021 migrants and refugees have made the dangerous sea crossing since Tuesday, IOM spokesman Joel Millman said, adding that all landed in Italy, excluding 174 people who reached Greece. 


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