Dangerous Crossing: Demographic and Clinical Features of Rescued Sea Migrants Seen in 2014 at an Outpatient Clinic at Augusta Harbor, Italy
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JournalConflict and Health
AbstractIn recent years Europe has received an increasing influx of migrants, many of whom risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. In October 2013, Italy launched a search and rescue operation at sea in response to migrant deaths during the sea crossing. In August 2014, Médecins sans Frontières and the local Ministry of Health established an outpatient clinic at Augusta harbor, in Sicily, which received 26 % of total sea migrants arrived in Italy in 2014, to provide immediate medical assessment and care.