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Milan appeals for help managing migrants as hundreds sleep in train station

  • Migrants eat in the Central railway station in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Milan city officials are appealing for help in managing the huge number of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea as rising numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the station. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Migrants eat in the Central railway station in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Milan city officials are appealing for help in managing the huge number of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea as rising numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the station. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants wait to receive food at the Central railway station in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Milan city officials are appealing for help in managing the huge number of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea as rising numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the station. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Migrants wait to receive food at the Central railway station in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Milan city officials are appealing for help in managing the huge number of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea as rising numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the station. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants wait to receive food at the Central railway station in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Milan city officials are appealing for help in managing the huge number of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea as rising numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the station. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Migrants wait to receive food at the Central railway station in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Milan city officials are appealing for help in managing the huge number of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea as rising numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the station. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

Milan city officials are appealing for help in managing the huge number of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea as rising numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the train station.

The city's top welfare official is appealing to station officials to provide space for new arrivals to receive help away from the main arrivals hall and for health officials to establish a permanent presence.

The Red Cross on Thursday dispatched a team in response to reports of scabies "given the very serious situation ... where hundreds of migrants are staying in the entrance hall."

The Progetto Arca charity says about 350 migrants have slept in and around the station the last two nights because of a lack of beds in city-organized centers.