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Story Publication logo July 18, 2016

Walking in the Footsteps of a Refugee


Basilica of Santa Maria

After the European Union’s plan to send new refugees from Greece back to Turkey, Italy is more...


After the closing of the Balkan Route, Italy has become the number one entry point for refugees fleeing to Europe. Death tolls on the Mediterranean continue to rise as the route to safety becomes more of a bottleneck, and therefore much more dangerous. In a period of just three days in May 2016, 700 migrants drowned off the coast of Italy. For migrants who make it to Italy and up the coast to Rome, more challenges lie ahead. Far right political parties, like the movement Casapound, host protests against refugees settling in their country. And after headline-making terror attacks in Europe, refugees are taking the blame in the form of open discrimination and suspicion.


teal halftone illustration of a family carrying luggage and walking


Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees

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