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Immigration alert on Italian and Spanish coasts

· Relief boats drifting with hundreds of shipwrecked on board ·

The immigration emergency in Europe is worsening every day, and not only on the Italian coast, the daily landing place for hundreds of people fleeing their homelands. Today in Italy two small boats  carrying collectively 210 refugees were rescued in the Channel of Sicily by the Coast guard, which in these days has been working to save  hundreds. The group was heading for Lampedusa. Also in Italy, yesterday a boat of 99 refugees from Eritrea, including 29 women and four children, was rescued  off the coast of Italy. The boat sent out an alarm for help in the early afternoon. Also, more than 120 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa were yesterday off the coast of Spain. Among them  26 were on a boat not far from Tenerife in the Canary Islands, a placed crowded with tourists.

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