Tunisia reports increase in migrant interceptions

Tunisia reports increase in migrant interceptions

Tunisia has reported a 22.5 percent rise in the number of migrants "intercepted on shore or rescued at sea" as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.
   The National Guard reported that more than 21,000 people had been prevented
from leaving Tunisian shores or had been rescued during the first four months
of 2024.
   A press statement from the National Guard, which also overseas Coastguard
operations, said 21,545 people were intercepted between January 1 and April
30, compared with 17,576 over the same period last year.

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