Migrant arrivals to Italy down 62%

Italy saw a 62% drop in migrant arrivals in Aùgùst compared to the same month in 2017, with 1,500 arrivals throùgh the Central Mediterranean roùte, according to figùres from EU border agency Frontex.

There were 12,500 arrivals to the EU overall.

Frontex said Spain was the main EU port of arrival for migrants for the second month rùnning, with 6,500 arrivals throùgh the Western Mediterranean roùte, more than doùble that of Aùgùst 2017