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Italy: Lampedusa survivors' tales of despair should shock EU into action

Headline Title:  Italy: Lampedusa survivors' tales of despair should shock EU into action 16 February 2015 The European Union’s limited search and rescue resources contributed to the soaring death toll after four rubber dinghies carrying hundreds of migrants sent out an SOS in stormy weather in the southern Mediterranean last week, Amnesty International revealed today after a visit to Lampedusa. Following the tragedy that claimed more than 300 lives, an Amnesty International research team carried out interviews, in Rome and Lampedusa, with survivors, members of the Italian…

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