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Berlusconi: 'Human tsunami' arriving in Lampedusa

10 April 2011 Last updated at 05:00 BST

The Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has warned Europe of what he called a "human tsunami" arriving on the island of Lampedusa.

Tens of thousands of migrants have reached the tiny Italian island in recent weeks amid fighting and political unrest in North Africa.

Mr Berlusconi called on his European counterparts to do more to help with the worsening humanitarian situation.

Will Grant reports.