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Italy Agrees in Principle to Accept 2000 Eritrean Refugees Stranded in Tripoli

Responding to requests made by CIR and Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, Catholic Bishop in Tripoli, Interior Minister Roberto Maroni yesterday said that Italy was not opposed to receiving approximately 2000 Eritreans from Libya.  Most of the Eritreans are Catholic and have been receiving some assistance and protection from the Catholic Church in Libya.  At least 54 of the Eritreans are in possession of some form of UNHCR documents according to the Bishop’s appeal.

Click here (IT) for article.

Click here (IT) and here (IT) for Bishop Martinelli’s appeals.

Click here (EN) for CIR’s appeal.

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