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Fundamental rights support to Italian authorities in migration hotspots

The Agency visited the migration hotspot in Lampedusa from 27 to 29 July to assess fundamental rights and protection risks/gaps.

It was also an opportunity to define possible targeted FRA activities relating to fundamental rights challenges at hotspots such as a workshop on child protection and/or other vulernable people. While there it observed a disembarkation, and visited a search and rescue boat of the Guardia Costiera. It also met with Italian national authorities (Guardia Costiera and Polizia-Ufficio Migrazione), the hotspot managing authority/Red Cross and Misericordia, medical services/ psychologists, other frontline EU Agencies such as Frontex and EASO, the UNHCR and Save the Children.