Slideshow - From Libya to Lampedusa

  • A boat carrying sub-Saharan African migrant workers arrives in Lampedusa from Tripoli. Thousands of migrants have made the perilous journey

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  • Passengers wait to disembark at Lampedusa port, watched closely by the Italian coastguard. The migrants are processed by Italian police at two centres

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  • By boat from Libya: A man brushes his teeth before disembarking after a risky 16-hour journey from Tripoli to Lampedusa. A small number of Libyans are among those travelling to Lampedusa

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  • Coastguards help a woman off a boat arriving in Lampedusa from Libya. The migrants, including women and children, pay up to US$800 per person for the trip

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  • A paramedic from the Italian Red Cross carries a child onto dry land at Lampedusa. Several agencies are present on the island and actively help the migrants

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  • Paramedics from the Italian Red Cross treat an injured asylum-seeker. In April, 213 migrants drowned when their boat stalled and capsized in rough seas

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  • Passengers leave the boat and walk towards the ferry terminal. The island has been a landing point for migrants from North Africa for centuries

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  • Lifejackets left on a boat after all the migrants have disembarked. A small museum in Lampedusa contains belongings discarded by migrants

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From Libya to Lampedusa

July 2011 - Thousands of third-country nationals have fled Libya making dangerous journeys in small boats to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa. This IRIN photogallery captures some of the scenes in Lampedusa
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