“Italy gets more EU aid to curb Mediterranean migration,” from the BBC:
The EU border agency Frontex says it has pledges of new equipment to help Italy cope with the migrant influx in the Mediterranean but more is needed.
Frontex plans to deploy six ships and three aircraft monthly in Operation Triton, starting on 1 November.
The operation’s monthly budget will be 2.9m euros (£2.3m; $3.7m).
This year there has been a surge of migrants trying to reach Italy by boat. A joint EU police operation is under way to intercept people-traffickers.
The boats – often overcrowded and unseaworthy – mostly set sail from Libya, which Frontex describes as “a de facto failed state without a functioning law enforcement”…