|dethalternate||Date: Friday, 04-October-2013, 9:45 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Thursday's deadly boat disaster off Lampedusa has renewed pressure from Italy for more help from the European Union to combat the longstanding migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.
In Italy's parliament, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said that this was a challenge facing the EU as a whole and not just Italy, arguing that Europe's identity is at stake.
Divers are continuing their search for bodies after a boat packed with African migrants capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
More than 100 dead have been recovered so far with at least 200 people still unaccounted for.
The boat, carrying mainly Eritreans and Somalis, sank in the early hours of Thursday