Mediterranean migrants end up in Sicily's bizarre slice of Americana

Apr 28, 2015 607

They survived the worst ever migrant catastrophe in the Mediterranean, but now a group of refugees find themselves in a surreal new environment – a former US military base in Sicily that has been turned into a vast encampment for the desperate and dispossessed.

The 16 adult survivors of Sunday's disaster, in which a boat capsized off the coast of Libya with the loss of an estimated 800 lives, including women and children, are now living in a migrant reception centre at Mineo, outside Catania, in eastern Sicily.

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