More than 60,000 migrants fall through the net in Italy
MORE than 60,000 migrants who arrived in Italy this year by boat from north Africa have disappeared after officials failed to identify and register them, it has been claimed.
Just 30,000 of 92,000 immigrants who have been brought to Italy’s shores by rescue vessels since January have claimed asylum there.
The others, dubbed “ghost migrants” by the Italian media have been allowed to vanish without security checks and are believed to have fled to northern Europe, according to local reports.
Syrians and Africans camped in Calais waiting for a chance to sneak across the Channel to the UK most commonly enter Europe through either Italy or Greece.
The EU Commission has written to the Rome government demanding an explanation as to what has happened to the “ghost migrants.”