Surge of migrant sailings has Italy scrambling to house thousands of new arrivals

May 29, 2016 11:00 AM

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A surge of migrant sailings from Libya and Egypt has sent government and aid officials in Italy scrambling to find beds for thousands of new arrivals.

More than 13,000 people have made the perilous crossing since Monday -- and hundreds have drowned in the attempt, the officials said.

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