Watch: African Tribes Fight on Italian Island, Native Population Grotesquely Outnumbered

Previously: Italy: Almost 7,000 Invaders Arrive in Lampedusa in a Single Day

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The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, has visited a migrant reception centre on the Italian island of Lampedusa, after the country’s prime minister called for EU help with small boat arrivals.

More than 8,000 migrants have arrived on the island over the past three days.

PM Giorgia Meloni says Italy is being placed under “unsustainable pressure”.

But she still won’t stop the boats.

No one knows why.

Ms von der Leyen acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was “a European challenge and needs a European answer”.

At a news conference with Ms Meloni, she praised the people of Lampedusa for the support they had given to migrants, who she said had arrived on the island “simply because of its location”.

She pledged to increase support to transfer migrants out of Lampedusa as well as stepping up efforts against people smugglers who enabled dangerous and illegal journeys.

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The problem could not be solved by Italy alone, Ms Meloni said. It was currently affecting “the borders, the frontier countries” but would soon involve all of the EU states, she said.

“The future of Europe depends on its ability to tackle epoch-making challenges of our time and the challenge of illegal immigration is for sure one of them.”

Nearly 126,000 migrants have arrived in Italy so far this year, which is about double the number for the same period in 2022.

Ms Meloni said on Saturday that she was calling on Ms von der Leyen “to personally realize the gravity of the situation we face” and to “immediately accelerate” the implementation of an agreement with Tunisia.

The North African country has become the main departure point for African migrants attempting to reach Europe.

This is way more extreme than the 2015 crisis, for people who don’t get that. It’s just that it’s now so normal, it doesn’t really get talked about.