The numbers show the dimension of what is happening LampedusaWHERE migrant landings are non-stop: in the last 24 hours, nearly 7,000 people disembarked on the last piece of land he had Italywhich reaches more people every day than the total number of inhabitants of the small Sicilian island of Lampedusawith 6,000 inhabitants.
In this context of breakdown and on difficult to managethe mayor of the island, Filippo Manninospent two days without closing his eyes helping babies, children, pregnant women and men in the main structures of the operation to accommodate these many people: “we are tired”now declared and ordered “state of emergency” on Lampedusa.
The parish priest: “The Apocalypse, a terrible situation”
The condition of Lampedusa es “tragic, dramatic, apocalyptic”This was stated by the parish priest of the island, Don Carmelo Rizzobecause of the large number of people who daily cross the MEDITERRANEAN.
The priest opened his doors church to give water and food to those who came from Africa because the system crushed y no capacity to see the fleet of boats docked every day. “The Red Cross has suppliesbut if this admirable number comes with an average of 3,400 per day, and they even fight for water, let’s all be alert”said the disappointed bishop.
The situation is explosiveswith a boom in landings in a few hours that put the strategy of the far-right government in Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni before the severe migrant crisis.
“The question is not how to solve the problem once they have crossed MEDITERRANEANbut stop coming to Italy with concrete answers to the place where they started”, thus the Premier Meloni referred to Europe requested assistance and intervention to prevent the ships from sailing and departing Africa.”The last landing is an act of war, there is an organization behind it”
“When 120 ships arrive at once, it is not a spontaneous episode, but an act of war. For Italian society it is a breakdownit’s not just a problem with Lampedusa“, thus replied the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the League, Matteo Salviniwhen asked about the latest landings of Sicily. And he added: “I am convinced that there is one organization behind this exodus. We will talk about this calmly within the Italian government, the intelligence is already investigating the area, but We cannot continue to attend other similar scenes like this.“concluded the Italian far-right leader.
Lampedusa became the case of the government having perfect landing record so far this year: more than 9,200 ships landed on the island carrying the boat approx 124 thousand immigrants from the majority Sub-Saharan Africasome of the migrants are unaccompanied minorsthey fled from HUNGERsome from extreme events resulting from climate change like the flood of Libyaearthquakes in Moroccoetc. from political reasons such as coups in Nigeria, civil war in Sudanand so on.
Faced with a situation predicted to improve significantly, the Italian government declared the European Union who should be taken care of Africa.