UN refugee agency criticizes Italy over conditions at migrant center

January 23, 2009 19:24


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The UN refugee agency criticized Italy on Friday over conditions at a migrant center on the southern island of Lampedusa. About 2,000 people are crammed into facilities built for 850, the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said. "The result is that hundreds of people are now sleeping outdoors under plastic sheeting and adequate reception standards cannot be maintained," UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva. Many of those arriving by boat at Lampedusa are Somalis and Eritreans fleeing conflict or seeking a better life. The island is closer to North Africa than to mainland Europe.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Yellow Vests
April 24, 2019
Macron to announce policy reform after months of Yellow Vest protests