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Cash freeze squeezes Italy migrant centres to bursting point

A steady flow of migrants arriving in the south has combined with the de facto closure of borders to the north to leave Italy's migrant reception centres bursting at the seams. Adding to the sense of an impending crisis, many have not received a cent in state funding for months. Some 132,000 mostly African migrants have landed on Italy's southern shores since the start of 2016; a rate of arrivals that has been steady for the best part of three years now.
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