Yeah, my wife is from Italy and these issues are constantly surfacing there as well, particularly on the small fishing island of Lampedusa (which is just 70 miles North of the coast of Africa). They have thousands of African immigrants a year, and have had some horrible tragedies with sub-standard boats, capsizing and tales of horrific journeys. In fact, the face of Italy is changing relatively rapidly due to much of these emerging migration routes as far North as Trento which is just an hour South of Austria -where my wife hails from.