MotM Story | Message From "Emanuel"


“Let the world know that refugees in Italy are suffering.”

–Identity undisclosed
Location: east-central Italy

The recording above is from “Emanuel", a Nigerian man whose name has been changed to protect his identity. He breaks down the holding pattern he has been kept in at his housing camp for over a year at a small village in east-central Italy. His life cannot move forward because no decision has been made––either positive or negative––in his asylum case. Frustration, discomfort and anger are growing. 

He complains about the food––don’t mistake it as superficial or ungrateful. Food is often his only diversion for the day, and when the quality is bad it compounds his isolation; he is antagonized further by a camp manager who tells him “nobody forced you to come to Europe.”

Posted: 23 August 2018
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