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27 June 2018

Diary from Pozzallo #5

At the hotspot at around 16.00 pm, You can breathe a strange air of quietness. Soon, from words heard by the migrants it became an explicit background of widespread fear “The Italian minister did not want to welcome us, he did not want us to get out from the ship.” There are only 50 of… Read more »

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20 June 2018

Diary from Pozzallo #4

At 10:15 pm yesterday, 19 June 2018, the Diciotti ship of the Italian Cost Guard docked at the Port of Pozzallo. Previously, 11 people had already been disembarked for their worsening conditions (1 TB patient, 4 pregnant women and 6 minors). People started to get off the ship at about 1:10 am: the first to… Read more »

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23 March 2018

Diary from Pozzallo/3

Yesterday 93 people disembarked  in Pozzallo ( 86 of them were from Eritrea and 7 from other sub –Saharan  countries. Among these, there were 12 minors and 18 women one of whom was five-month pregnant. It has been reported that people from Eritrea have been hold in a big warehouse, where more than thousand people  were forced to live… Read more »

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13 March 2018

Diary from Pozzallo/2

This morning 72 people, including 3 women and 14 minors, arrived from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, South Sudan and Guinea. Migrants were rescued over the course of two different events. The first group floated in the sea for two days on a wooden boat before coming across the Everest fishing vessel on to which they… Read more »

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19 February 2018

Diary from Pozzallo/1

This morning 72 people, including 3 women and 14 minors, arrived from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, South Sudan and Guinea. Migrants were rescued over the course of two different events. The first group floated in the sea for two days on a wooden boat before coming across the Everest fishing vessel on to which they… Read more »

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23 November 2017

G., 18 years old, Eritrea

I stayed in Libia for ten months. I spent all my detention in a warehouses close to Tripoli run by a smuggler, who was a ruthless man. This man is Eritrean but he is known as Alid and helps the Libyans. Especially Somali and Eritreans are detained- incarcerated there. I believe that people end up… Read more »