Malta has called on UN Nations Member States to work together to devise solutions to deal with the problems caused by an “unprecedented increase” recently in irregular immigration to the Mediterranean island country. Large numbers of illegal immigrants, mainly from Africa, have arrived in Malta over the past few years, the country’s Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi told the General Assembly Sept. 27. Mr. Gonzi said his country has continuously asked for assistance in tackling the problems raised by the surge in migration, including from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and from countries in Europe and elsewhere. (UN News Service)

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