European Commission President Pledges $40.7 Million to Help Italy Deal with Influx of Refugees

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD for The New York Times on October 14, 2013— “After the drowning of more than 300 Africans near the Italian island of Lampedusa, the European Commission president, José Manuel Barroso, pledged 30 million euros, or about $40.7 million, last week to help Italy deal with an overwhelming influx of refugees. While … More European Commission President Pledges $40.7 Million to Help Italy Deal with Influx of Refugees

Human Traffickers Arrested in Deaths of 274 Migrants off Italian Coast

First published on Latino Daily News on October 8, 2013— “A Tunisian man is in custody in connection with the shipwreck that claimed the lives of at least 274 Eritrean and Somali migrants, an Italian prosecutor said Tuesday. Khaled Ben Salam, 35, was among the 155 survivors of last Thursday’s disaster off the island of … More Human Traffickers Arrested in Deaths of 274 Migrants off Italian Coast

Human Trafficking Problem Worsening in Italy, Says UN

Published by BBC News Europe on September 20, 2013— Italy’s long coastline makes it vulnerable to seaborne illegal migrants “A UN expert on human trafficking has called on Italy to do more to confront the problem. After an extensive study of the issue in Italy, UN Special Rapporteur Joy Ezeilo said she had concluded that … More Human Trafficking Problem Worsening in Italy, Says UN