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Salvini: Number of migrants leaving the Libyan coast decreased by 92%

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, said on Wednesday that the number of migrants leaving the Libyan coast towards Italy decreased by 92%.

Speaking to the Schengen committee of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, Salvini also said that the flow of migrants to the shores of his country during the period from June to November recorded a decline of 83% compared to last year.

In 2018, asylum applications in Italy amounted to 49,636 applications, down 60% from last year, he said, confirming that the total number of asylum applications examined was 86,446, of which 7% were refugee status, 23% were humanitarian protection , while 66% of asylum requests were rejected.

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