Islanders lament how little has changed despite the crackdown promises of politicians – whom cynics accuse of chasing votes
Almost 10 years have passed since José Manuel Barroso uttered the words: “Never again”.
They came as the then president of the European Commission stood before rows of hundreds of coffins, many of them containing the bodies of children and teenagers, lined up in the airport hangar in Lampedusa, the southern Italian island off whose shore they had died in a shipwreck a few days earlier on 3 October 2013.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/24/on-lampedusa-a-familiar-disillusion-10-years-after-its-first-refugee-tragedy
Author : Angela Giuffrida in Rome
Publish date : 2023-09-24 04:00:12
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