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Italy summons Austria envoy as migrant influx tops 100000

Italy summons Austria envoy as migrant influx tops 100000

Austria will "very soon" impose border checks and deploy soldiers on its frontier with Italy if the influx of migrants across the Mediterranean does not slow, Vienna's defence minister was quoted as saying.

Between January 1 and July 3, more than 85,000 migrants landed in Italy, almost 9,300 arrived in Greece, almost 6,500 arrived in Spain and over 270 landed in Cyprus, the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

The study also found that nearly 80 percent of the refugees and migrants in Libya were young men, aged 22 on average and travelling alone.

Italy threatened last week to close its ports to migrant rescue boats in order to force the vessels to go to other Mediterranean countries, and pleaded with other countries to take in the refugees.

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"The reception of rescued migrants can not be seen as an issue only for Italy, but a matter for Europe as a whole", IOM chief William Lacy Swing said, appealing for the rest of the European Union to show more solidarity.

But France rejected that idea, with an aide to Minniti's counterpart Gerard Collomb telling AFP this would only encourage more migrants to set sail.

The EU member states' interior ministers will discuss the situation on Thursday at their informal meeting in Tallinn on Thursday, the government announced.

Rome will on Thursday host a meeting of foreign ministers from European and African countries affected by the migrant crisis, in addition to EU and United Nations representatives.

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Worldwide, the IOM Missing Migrants Project (MMP) reports that there have been 3,047 fatalities through 2 July this year (see chart below) with the Mediterranean region accounting for the largest proportion of deaths - nearly three quarters of the global total.

IOM figures also show that arrivals to Italy are up around 19 percent over last year, but in line with a generally stable trend over the last few years. It estimates at least 2,070 people have died making the crossing, Voice of America also reported.

The UN's refugee agency also weighed in, warning that Italy can not continue absorbing tens of thousands of migrants on its own.

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