Lampedusa hotspot emptied by Tuesday, the words of the Prefect of Agrigento

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LAMPEDUSA – “By Tuesday Lampedusa hotspot will be emptied“, To make the announcement is the prefect of Agrigento, Maria Rita Cocciufaafter an inspection and after a meeting with all the entities (cooperative that deals with the management of the structure, the Municipality and the Police Forces involved).

The ship ‘San Marco’ of the Navy is embarking the last group of migrants guests of the hotspot and then will set off for Porto Empedocle (Agrigento) where it will arrive tomorrow morning.

THE 600 migrants they will come located between Sicily and the rest of the peninsulawhile the Navy ship will return to Lampedusa to load another 600 guests of the reception facility “.

“Tomorrow evening – continues the Prefect – a large patrol boat of the Guardia di Finanza should also leave, which will embark another 120 or 150 people.
If not on Monday, at the latest on Tuesday, we will complete the transfers.

We work hard and will continue to do so.
Already yesterday, in agreement with the Municipality, an extraordinary collection of waste present at the hotspot was carried out and of course it will be further cleaned up “.

Among the difficulties that have occurred and which have also slowed down the pre-identification procedures for guests, there is also the lack of mediators.
There is talk of contracts and expired assignments.
“Today there have been significant additions thanks to Frontex and Unhcr.
We are trying to re-establish a mechanism – guarantees the prefect of Agrigento – which had some difficult moments, on our part the attention is absolute“.

Weather conditions should be good again, and in fact facilitate new crossings, already tomorrow evening, if not Monday.
For 15 days, the sea will be calm

Sicilian news 2022-07-09 18:04:00

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