Italy—Government Closes Major Migrant Camp, Steps Up Patrols

Voice Of America News | 07/11/2019

The Italian government has officially closed a major holding center for migrants and asylum-seekers on Sicily, reports the Voice of America News. The CARA Mineo camp was once the largest holding area in Europe for migrants and asylum-seekers, holding more than 4,100 people. This declined to about 2,500 as of March 2018 when the current Italian government came to power. The remaining occupants have been removed to a camp in Calabria. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini emphasized...

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