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  • Pozzallo -CPSA-

    According to UNHCR, of the more than around 150,000 people who arrived in Italy by sea in 2015, over 16,000 landed at the port of Pozzallo. Most of those arriving there were from Eritrea, and were young.

    The first reception centre (CPSA) in Pozzallo, in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily, is set to become one of Europe’s “hotspots”. The centre was set up as a place of reception where migrants, refugees and asylum seekers could receive initial medical assistance, be identified and photographed, and where their intention to request international protection could be ascertained, before being transferred to other centres.

    In December 2015, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced it would end its medical activities in the centre and its psychological support projects in the Province’s secondary reception centres, citing undignified and precarious conditions of reception, including overcrowding and a lack of legal information and protection, and raising concerns that a “totally inadequate” model of reception could become the norm for first reception in Italy.

    Tanti tantissimi ragazzi giovani giovanissimi intraprendono un viaggio durissimo verso L’Italia in cerca di un futuro.

    Questo reportage descrive i primi giorni trascorsi in Italia,  che si traduce nel passaggio nei Cpsa ovvero first recption centre. In questo luogo i migranti e rifugiati , vengono schedati e analizzati clinicamente e viene deciso il loro futuro.

    Potranno rimanere , per quanto tempo, dove andranno, cosa sarà di loro. L’attessa, che dovrebbe essere di sole 48 , per inefficienza si tramuta anche in settimane. All’interno non c’è molto, solo condividere con speranza L’attesa che li lega nel sapere del loro futuro.