Migrant arrivals in Italy down 67% since July - Interior min

Drop of 32% since start of year

30 November, 13:20

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, NOVEMBER 30 - The Interior Ministry said Thursday that 33,288 migrants have landed on Italy's coasts via sea since July 1, a fall of 67.61% on the 102,786 that arrived in the same period last year.

    It said there had been a 32.35% reduction in the number to arrive since the start of the year with respect to the same period in 2016 - 117.042 this year, 55,966 fewer than the 173,008 in the equivalent period last year.

    The ministry said there was a 65.31% reduction in departures from Libya in November - 4,711 this month compared to 13,581 in November 2016.

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