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Live – Migrants in Lampedusa: Emmanuel Macron vows to act “sternly but humanely”


Gerald Dormanin agreed with Italy to “strengthen” the “prevention of migrant outflows” in the coming hours.

Gerald Dormanin spoke during a meeting with the Italian Interior Minister. Regarding the situation in Lampedusa.

“We have agreed to work together with the European Union in the coming hours to prevent the departure of migrants and to strongly strengthen the fight against traffickers,” said the tenant of Place Bueva on X (formerly Twitter).

According to the Red Cross, there are 3,800 migrants at the Lampedusa reception centre

The Italian Red Cross says around 3,800 migrants were in the Lampedusa reception center (hot spot) this Friday morning. The site can accommodate a maximum of 400 people.

“In the morning, around 700 transfers were carried out and more than 2,500 people are expected to leave the hotspot today,” the organization said. In a press release.

Some of the migrants will be transferred to Sicily before reaching other reception facilities on the continent.

Eric Ciotti called for a referendum on immigration before the end of the year

Republican Party leader Eric Ciotti on Friday asked Emmanuel Macron to organize a referendum on immigration “by the end of this year”, after more than 7,000 people from North Africa arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa, in a statement to AFP.

“The Lampedusa situation is dramatic on a human and migratory level,” explained the Deputy for Alpes-Maritimes, “These people, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, will be on our borders in a few days.”

“Due to the state of emergency, we call on the President to hold a referendum on immigration by the end of this year through Article 89 of the Constitution,” he declares.

“We will act harshly but humanely,” declared Emmanuel Macron

Asked about the Lampedusa migration crisis on the sidelines of a trip to Semur-en-Auxois, Emmanuel Macron argued for a “duty of European solidarity”.

“We will act sternly and humanely,” the President assured. He also announced that “the decision will be taken with Italy”.

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Why did 7,000 migrants land in Lampedusa in 24 hours?

The island of Lampedusa has been facing an “exceptional” number of migrants in recent days, causing a “humanitarian drama”, France Terre d’Aisle Delphine Rouleilde, director general, says on BFMTV.

“It’s been ten days since a boat crossing and we have a kind of catch-up effect,” he explains to our antenna.

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Eric Ciotti worries that Lampedusa migrants will be “tomorrow at the gates of France”.

“6,000 migrants have landed in Europe. Tomorrow, they will be at the gates of France,” writes Eric Ciotti at X (formerly Twitter).

The Republican leader is calling on the president to “commit unprecedented civilian and military resources to protecting our borders.”

Island priest asks for “guarantee of safety” of settlers at sea

Don Carmelo Rizzo, priest of Lampedusa, spoke on Thursday evening. He called for the “safety of the journey” undertaken by migrants in the Mediterranean to be guaranteed.

“We cannot see the umpteenth death at sea and death in the desert,” he said.

Earlier, he had condemned In the press A “sad, dramatic and apocalyptic” situation, with insufficient resources to welcome refugees with dignity.

Italy is the first entry point for migrants in Europe

According to UN Refugee AgencyItaly is the number one gateway for migrants in Europe, with 115,037 crossings recorded in 2023.

Behind Italy, we find Spain (24,358) and Greece (22,921).

Map of Immigrant Arrivals in Europe. © BFMTV

In total, of the 165,669 registered migrants, 160,960 entered Europe by sea.

Gerald Tormann will speak on Saturday about the Lampedusa crisis

After a meeting in Beauvau this afternoon and an exchange with his German and Italian colleagues, Gérald Darmanin will organize new discussions tomorrow morning.

The Home Minister will speak at the exit. His comments will be scrutinized in more detail because he offended Georgia Meloni, a tenant of Place Beauvais. Last May on the issue of migration.

The Italian leader was “incapable of solving the migrant problems he was elected to”, criticized Gerald Dormanin, immediately opening a diplomatic crisis.

“What invasion?”: Locals and tourists dance with immigrants

In Lampedusa, the 7,000 locals and tourists don’t seem to be upset by the arrival of immigrants on the island.

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As described Republic, locals turned the town’s main street into a dance hall. Scene captured on video:

The feast was interrupted only for a solemn moment in memory of the five-month-old baby Trare Mama. Died while crossing.

MEP Raphaël Glucksmann calls for “solidarity mechanisms” to free Lampedusa

MEP Raphaël Glucksmann (Place publique -socialist party) this morning called on France to “provide a European solution” to the Inter-France so that “solidarity mechanisms” can free the island of Lampedusa.

“We cannot allow Europe to unravel on the issue of migration. Every time there is pressure, if we start to withdraw from ourselves, that is the explosion of the European Union,” explained the representative elected from Brussels.

Gerald calls a meeting at Dorman’s Beauvais

Home Affairs Minister Gerald Dormanin has called a meeting this afternoon on the migration situation in Lampedusa, which has faced a record influx of migrants across the Mediterranean in recent days.

Around the table at Place Beauvais: the “related services” of the gendarmerie, the police and immigration.

A bus carrying migrants from Lampedusa collided with a heavy goods vehicle

A bus carrying 50 migrants who arrived in Lampedusa in recent days crashed last night.

A bus collided with a heavy goods vehicle. Both drivers were killed and 25 passengers were injured, some seriously.

The site where a bus carrying 50 migrants and a heavy goods vehicle crashed.
The site where a bus carrying 50 migrants and a heavy goods vehicle crashed. © Google Maps

As reported RepublicAround Rome, the incident took place as passengers were taken to the Piedmont reception centre.

The crisis strained relations between Italy and Tunisia

Giorgia Meloni’s Italian government is surprised by the explosion in the number of migrants from Tunisia.

Italian Ministry of Interior notes 360% increase Population from Tunisia. From January 1 to September 14, 2023, more than 85,000 people crossed, and in 2022, 18,590 people crossed. Greenhouse Courier.

It could even be a “political strategy aimed at getting Italy into trouble,” according to a newspaper headline.

Marion Maréchal accuses the EU and France of “abandoning” the Italian government

“The Italian government has been abandoned by the EU and France,” denounces Marion Maréchal on BFMTV.

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Georgia Meloni was elected president in 2022 on a “zero immigration” policy.

Rome has pledged to intensify its efforts to quickly transfer arrivals to other Italian cities, thus reducing congestion at the site.

But a drop in arrivals in recent years has justified the removal of more than 40,000 places in reception centres.

Lampedusa: Marion Maréchal worries about an “infinite situation” “without a definitive answer”.

Marion Maréchal arrived on the Italian island this Thursday.

“If we don’t give a concrete answer this situation will be endless,” says Marion Maréchal at BFMTV.

Where is Lampedusa located?

Lampedusa is an Italian island located south of Sicily. 20 km² in size, it usually has a population of 6000.

The Italian island of Lampedusa has a population of 6,000 per 20 km².  In mid-September, 7,000 migrants arrived there from Tunisia and Libya in the space of 24 hours.
The Italian island of Lampedusa has a population of 6,000 per 20 km². In mid-September, 7,000 migrants arrived there from Tunisia and Libya in the space of 24 hours. © BFMTV

It is a crossing point for migrants due to its location. It is located 100 km from the Tunisian coast and 300 km from the Libyan coast.

Currently in Lampedusa, Marion Maréchal condemns the “absolutely unfair migration policy”

Marion Maréchal denounced the “absolutely unjust migration policy” at the European level on BFMTV’s microphone.

The leader of the restructuring list for the European elections arrived in Lampedusa this Thursday.

Lampedusa: Jordan Bartella calls on Emmanuel Macron “not to welcome a migrant”

The tiny Italian island of Lampedusa is struggling to cope with the influx of migrants from North Africa, after welcoming more than 7,000 people, the equivalent of the local population.

Jordan Bardella, head of the European List and head of the RN, calls on Emmanuel Macron to make “substantial” his pledge not to welcome “a single migrant from the integrated Lampedusa operation” in France.

Crisis crowd in Buea, with 7,000 migrants arriving in Lampedusa

Hello everyone and welcome to this live stream dedicated to the massive influx of migrants affecting the Italian island of Lampedusa. Here’s what you need to know:

• At least 7,000 migrants have arrived on the island in the last 48 hours.

• Gerald Dormanin is holding a meeting at the Ministry of the Interior this Friday to determine France’s behavior.

• Marion Marechal went there with Georgia Meloni’s government.