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VERITA’ NASCOSTE

Un pensamento da un volontario. Quando guardiamo la televisione, ascoltiamo la radio e sentiamo parlare degli sbarchi degli immigrati non ci rendiamo conto fino in fondo che si tratta di esseriumani, di persone e non di numeri. Oggi ne sono morti 100, ieri altrettanti, ma chierano? Tutti senza un nome, senza una storia, ma ecco, chi si è salvato da questocalvario inimmaginabile è qui con occhi profondi, che cercano ascolto e attenzione,bene, questo è quello che faccio, dedico tempo. Alla scuola di Rebbio vive stabilmente un gruppo di donne nigeriane di età compresa tra i 18 e 30 anni, molte sono arrivate con i loro bambini, altre invece li portavano in grembo. L’arrivo in Italia, la luce in fondo al...

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The first lady - Interview 5

-Name- Josiane -From- Cameroon -Age- 26 -Past occupation- Hair stylist, Hair braiding -What happened to make you leave- "I was walking home from work one day and a guy started following me in his car. He was asking me 'Where is your house, where do you live? I'll take you there'. I lived far away and he seemed nice so I decided to go with him but I didn't know that there were 2 people in the back seat. They put a tissue over my face which made me sleep. When I woke up I was in a big house. Men came and raped me every day. They cut my leg really bad so that I couldn't run away. I was stuck in the house...

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Learning the normalities

Here we are at La Scuola dei Refugiati in Rebbio learning the words 'There is' and 'There are' and with this you can see the pupils need to speak. They can't tell their problems to each other because they all have issues as great as each others. So it's nice that they at least have the blackboard to express themselves. "There is no house in Italy" "There is no work at home today" "There is no bathroom in my home" These blog posts are research towards the upcoming, zero waste swimwear collection by emroce. The collection will speak of the refugee crisis here in Italy in the hopes of getting some real information across and to inspire the Italiani to...

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Political Refugee

-Name- Ahferom -From- Segheneity, Eritrea -Age- 44 -Past occupation- Farmer and Soldier -What happened to make you leave- My country is lead by a dictator who assassinates anyone seen as a threat. As a soldier I was in great danger. I decided to leave instead of die. In 2003 I left for Sudan which is where I wanted to settle but I soon saw that even there it wasn't safe. Eritrian officials were coming across the border to find escapees, take them home and assassinate them. I had to move on. -How did you travel to Italy- With 27 people on the back of a toyota ute we travelled through the Sahara dessert for 7 days. I arrived in Libya...

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Interview 3 - Bangladesh

-Name- Sohan Kahn -From- Bangladesh -Age- 19 -Past occupation- High school student -What happened to make you leave- "Land disputes between my Dad and Uncle lead to the family farm being taken off my Father. We were forced to move and I had to start earning money to support my family." -How did you travel to Italy- "A broker advised my Father to send me to Libya to make money. I worked for 6 months before my boss sold me to a new broker. People soon came in the night, took me and put me on a boat to Italy. I had no idea of what was happening." -What do you miss from home- My family   These interviews are...

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