Over the course of the day on November 14th, 2023, 808 illegal migrants landed in the port city of Lampedusa which lies South of Sicily and East of Tunisia. 509 persons were identified as Libyan nationals and 299 were identified as Tunisian.
? 808 Persone in 17 sbarchi *
– 509 dalla #Libia in 10 sbarchi (9 barche da Zuara, una da Ras Jedir);
– 299 dalla #Tunisia in 7 sbarchi (5 barche da Sfax, una da El Amra, una da Mellouleche con una Persona).
* 06:06 > 22:25 14/11
? OSINT via Radio Radicale pic.twitter.com/XYX7GcwuA6
— Sergio Scandura (@scandura) November 15, 2023
As of September 2023, there were more than 2,800 migrants at the island’s reception center, which is designed to house 400. This surge is part of a disastrous trend as more than 111,850 migrants have entered Italy in 2023, more than double the 66,000 that entered in 2022.