Friday, April 15, 2016

“With the warming weather and calmer seas of springtime,...

"With the warming weather and calmer seas of springtime, the migrant season in Sicily is just beginning. On Tuesday, the photographer @urielsinai photographed migrants from Africa at the port of Augusta, on the eastern coast of Sicily, after they were rescued at sea by a German Navy ship. In just 2 days this week, 2,150 people from 17 migrants ships were rescued at sea. Before last summer, Italy was the epicenter of the crisis. Even as the stampede of Syrians through Greece and the Balkans plunged Europe into a crisis, Italy was absorbing migrants from Gambia, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and other sub-Saharan African countries. This year, Italy could surpass the record 170,000 people who arrived in 2014. Visit the link in our profile to see more photos by @urielsinai." By nytimes on Instagram.

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