MotM Story | Message From "Alagie"


“You know hopeless...? Me, I am that right now.”

–Identity undisclosed
Location: south-central Italy

“Alagie,” whose name has been changed to protect his identity, is a Gambian man who arrived in the squalid housing camp near Foggia, Italy, shown here, after being transferred from his initial reception center on Lampedusa island. He tells the story of his friends, the migrant workers who were killed in the 6 August car crash, and how it could have just as easily been him. He describes the poor working conditions, his hopelessness of his current life circumstances, and the stabbing death of his friend in a nearby shantytown; and finally, his confusion amidst this bleak landscape.

Posted: 23 August 2018
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