Would-be migrants believed to be from Tunisia are gathered at the port of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy
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Tunisia migrants prompt 'humanitarian emergency' in Italy

The Italian government has declared a humanitarian emergency as hundreds of migrants from Tunisia continue to arrive in the south of the country.

More than two-thousand have been intercepted in small boats in the past few days.

The numbers increased sharply following the fall of the Tunisian president last month.

Peter Maude reports.

  • 13 Feb 2011