France and Italy fight about migrants – level 1

17-11-2022 15:00

A French charity organization has a ship. This ship rescues migrants in the sea. They are between Libya and Italy. The ship travels to Italy. The Italian government says that the ship must not come there. The ship stays at sea for several weeks.

Some migrants are sick. They need help. No port wants the ship. In the end, the ship goes to the French port of Toulon.

Giorgia Meloni is Italy’s new prime minister. She is the leader of the government. Her ideas are extreme. Her government only supports Italy.

The change makes the relationship worse between Italy and France. Now, France won’t take 3,500 asylum seekers from Italy.

Difficult words: migrant (a person who moves between countries), port (a place near the sea where ships can stop), asylum seeker (a person who leaves his country and looks for help in another country).

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