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Europe’s boat people numbers make ours look minuscule (Canberra Times)

5 June 20140 comments

It’s the summer boat season in Europe. Everyone’s out on their boats, including tens of thousands of refugees from Africa making the trip across the Mediterranean. Not all of them make it.

So far this year about 42,000 people have tried to cross the Med to get to Italy. They’re from Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Eritrea, Syria – anywhere in Africa and the Middle East beset by bloodletting. Men, women and children.

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