Italy plots ‘nuclear option’ to migrant crisis by giving EU visas to 200,000 incomers and sending them north as the country struggles with ‘human warehouse’
Italian officials threaten to issue 200,000 temporary EU visas so migrants entering Italy can travel north through Europe in what has been described as a ‘nuclear option,’ for
managing the escalating crisis. Pictured are some of the 935 people rescued by MSF as they disembarked in Salerno, Italy on Friday. The country has been struggling to cope
with the increasing numbers of people crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa. Many Italian towns and villages now have makeshift centres to house the new arrivals
which have been dubbed ‘human warehouses’ by locals.