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Italy: Lampedusa shipwreck a grim reminder of EU’s failure to protect migrants at risk

Headline Title:  Italy: Lampedusa shipwreck a grim reminder of EU’s failure to protect migrants 07 September 2012 The sinking of a boat carrying migrants towards the southern Italian island of Lampedusa underscores why European Union governments need to do more to rescue and assist destitute people who arrive on its shores, Amnesty International said. Since the boat sank early on Friday morning, Italian and NATO authorities have rescued more than 50 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea, but at least one person reportedly died and dozens remain missing. Last year some 1,500 people lost…

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