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Italy: Coast guard lands in Palermo with rescued migrants

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An Italian Coast Guard vessel arrived in Palermo harbour in the early hours of April 14, 2015, with more than 1000 migrants rescued from the Strait of Sicily on board.
Italian media reported that there were children and pregnant women amongst the migrants rescued, many of whom were from Eritrea, Somalia and Syria.
Local authorities and NGOs are providing shelter and assistance in Palermo to the refugees.
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An Italian Coast Guard vessel arrived in Palermo harbour in the early hours of April 14, 2015, with more than 1000 migrants rescued from the Strait of Sicily on board.<br />
Italian media reported that there were children and pregnant women amongst the migrants rescued, many of whom were from Eritrea, Somalia and Syria.<br />
Local authorities and NGOs are providing shelter and assistance in Palermo to the refugees.