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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 »

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23 November 2017

A., 20 years old Somalia

I was locked in a prison for 2 years. They were not bringing us anything to eat. They brought us food every other day and the food was just a very small piece of bread. During these two years they have been beating me, every day. They never allowed me to get up, I was… Read more »

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23 November 2017

I., 25 years old, Somalia

I have been in Libya for 7 months. I have been locked up all the time in a kind of prison or gathering camp. It was terrible. The Libyan men came and threw me to the ground. While I was lying on the ground they beat me very hard with iron pipes on the back… Read more »