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Tunisian migrants continue to head for Italy

The Italian government has declared a humanitarian emergency after nearly 3,000 migrants arrived in the south of the country in the last few days.

Officials say most of the migrants are from Tunisia, which has seen continued turmoil since the 14 January overthrow of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

The declaration frees up funds and personnel to deal with the situtation.

  • 13 Feb 2011
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