Frontex, over 500,000 migrants in first 8 months 2015

13,000 in Italy, mostly Eritreans and sub-Saharans

15 September, 19:00

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     - BRUSSELS - Over 500,000 migrants have been registered at the European Union's borders in the first eight months of this year, 156,000 in the month of August alone, according to Frontex, the European agency for the management and operational coordination of external borders of the EU. Overall, 280,000 were registered in 2014.

    Since the beginning of the year 106,000 migrants have been rescued in the central Mediterranean, 6% less from the same period last year. Most rescue operations took place closer to the Libyan coast than EU maritime borders, Frontex said.

    Some 13,000 migrants arrived in Italy in August, about half of those who reached the country in August last year. Most of them were Eritreans and migrants from other sub-Saharan countries who were travelling from Libya, Frontex said.

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