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Lampedusa: Italian island at the sharp end of immigration

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Lampedusa: Italian island at the sharp end of immigration

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Dubbed “The gateway to Europe” the small Italian island of Lampedusa holds a unique geographical position, it is closer to Africa than Italy.

The island is currently facing an influx of illegal immigrants from Tunisia and as the situation in Libya deteriorates there are fears of a fresh wave of refugees.

Islanders have called for a state of emergency.

This week in reporter.