Lampedusa: The invisible migrant crisis at Europe's gate

by Alvise Armellini, Lampedusa, Italy,

Last weekend, Italy's Lampedusa island was again making headlines for being overrun with migrants. But paradoxically, the crisis was more visible from TV news bulletins and social media than from the ground.

Lampedusa, a 20-square-kilometres rocky outpost that is closer to North Africa than to the rest of Italy, is Europe's southernmost territory, and has long been a flashpoint of the continent's migration crisis.

On July 8, ...

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