Waiting for asylum in Italy

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Migrants waiting for asylum in Italy

Sicily has a high number of asylum-seekers because of its location in the south of Italy.

In 2011, Cara Mineo was set up to provide asylum-seekers with a place to live while their applications were processed.

Today, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says over 4,000 people stay there and must wait up to a year or so for a decision on their applications.

UNHCR's Zahra Mackaoui has the story.

Duration: 2'59"

 

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