[QODLink]
Africa
Tunisia steps up coastal patrols
Authorities crack down on vessels carrying people out of the country after complaints from Italy.
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2011 15:18 GMT

Italy has criticised Tunisia for not doing enough to stem the flow of people leaving the country since the overthrow of its previous government.

Frontex, the European Union's border agency, has said it will send officers to prevent the arrival of more migrants, after around 6,000 arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa earlier this week.

But the Tunisian coastguard says it is already stepping up its own operations.

Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Featured
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.