612 migrants arrive in Vibo Valentia in Calabria

61 women, 97 minors and 150 Moroccan nationals

06 February, 19:41

    VIBO VALENTIA - Some 612 migrants and refugees from Africa arrived in the port of Vibo Valentia in the southern Calabria region on Sunday evening after being rescued by the Italian coast guard authorities off the coast of Libya. The new arrivals included 61 women and 97 minors, of whom 91 were unaccompanied.

    Approximately 150 of the migrants are thought to be Moroccan nationals. Some 22 migrants are reportedly being kept under observation by medical staff in a field hospital set up at the port. 

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