Audio: African Migrants Flood Tiny Island of Lampedusa

Audio: African Migrants Flood Tiny Island of Lampedusa

African-refugeesCarabinieri paramilitary police officers look at migrants waiting to board a ferry boat from the port of Lampedusa, for Sicily, southern Italy, where they will be sent to other temporary camps based on their legal status. (Luca Bruno/AP)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Earlier this month, hundreds of African migrants died when their boat capsized off the coast of Lampedusa, an Italian island.

But hundreds more, fleeing conflict in Syria, Somalia and Eritrea, have landed on the island.

They’re now living in cramped conditions while officials decide what to do with them.

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