Over 2,200 Tunisian undocumented migrants reached Italy in August (FTDES)
10/09/2020 15:40, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - 2, 235 Tunisian migrants managed to reach Italian coasts in August against 445 in July, the Tunisian Social Observatory coming under the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (French: FTDES) said.

In its August report, the Observatory said the number of undocumented migrants posted an upward trend, peaking in comparison with 2018 and 2019 despite stringent measures.

7,890 undocumented migrants reached the Italian coasts from January 1 to August 31 against 1,347 during the same period in 2019 and 3,351 in 2018. 85% of migrants who arrived to Italy are men, while 9% were unaccompanied minors (716).

672 illegal crossings were foiled and 8,516 migrants arrested over the last eight months. 3,534 migrants were arrested during the same period in 2018 and 2,338 in 2019.

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