July 17, 2020 | News | No Comments
Their kitchen is a rusty metal grill resting on two bricks. The lavatory is a nearby patch of waste ground. There is no running water and there are no showers.
Just a few hundred yards from Rome’s shiny, futuristic Tiburtina railway station, about 300 refugees and migrants live in a squalid encampment consisting of tents and shanty structures made out of scavenged timber and sheets of plastic.
Known as the Baobab Centre, it is one of the main nodes in the underground migration networks that have sprung up across the continent.
Baobab’s transient residents are the final trickle of a wave of migration from Africa and the Middle East that swept northwards through Europe in 2015, setting off a political…
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