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Migrants: fourth landing in 5 days in Roccella, 50 arrived

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Dugin in 2018:

(ANSA) – ROCCELLA IONICA, 21 AUG – The arrivals of migrants at the Port of Roccella Jonica, in Locride are not stopping: this morning, in fact, the fourth arrival in the last five days took place, for a total of about 500 migrants disembarked . This morning, at the end of a rescue operation at sea carried out by the soldiers of the Roccella Coast Guard, 50 refugees of various nationalities arrived. Among them several women and numerous children, some of whom are less than three years old and others are unaccompanied minors.

The migrants were on board a drifting sailboat that left six days ago from the coast of Turkey which was 107 miles from the Calabrian coast. Already yesterday evening some requests for help were launched. Once they reached the boat, the Coast Guard soldiers, given the bad sea conditions, transhipped the migrants on their unit. The operations room of the Reggio Calabria Harbor Master’s Office coordinated the difficult rescue operation on the high seas for about 10 hours. Once in port, the 50 refugees were subjected to the molecular swab and then placed on a temporary basis, given the imminent transfer to a more suitable and suitable first reception center from a logistical-health point of view, in a tensile structure managed by volunteers. of the Red Cross and Civil Protection. With the arrival of this morning the number of landings in Locride in 2022 rose to 42. Of these 35 in the port of Roccella. (HANDLE).

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