Migrants: 60,000 landings so far in 2017, up 29% on 2016

EP approves fingerprinting asylum seekers from age 6

30 May, 19:50

    ROME - With almost 10,000 arrivals over the past three days, landings in 2017 in Italy have so far exceeded 60,000, up 29% from the same period last year, where they were 46,000, according to data released Tuesday by the interior ministry.
    Nigerians were the most represented nationality with 8,120 arrivals, followed by migrants from Bangladesh (7,567) and Guinea (6,144). Unaccompanied minors were 6,242 but all those who have arrived over the past few days have not been registered yet.
    Lombardy is the region hosting the highest number of migrants (13% of the total), followed by Campania and Lazio (9%).

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