These ghettos are remote from Italian customs and law.
At least 10,000 asylum seekers and refugees in Italy between 2016 and 2017 were living in an estimated 47 “informal settlements”, including occupied buildings, or stranded at the border in the northern cities of Ventimiglia, Como, Gorizia and Bolzano without access to basic necessities and medicines, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said in a report out on Thursday.
In the report ‘Fuori campo’, or offscreen, MSF said that these asylum seekers and refugees were not part of the official system, although they were residing on Italian territory.
The report said the migrants came from various countries, from sub-Saharan Africa to the Horn of Africa, as well as from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Ventimiglia, Liguria, Italy
Italy (IT) is estimated to have a population of 60.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.3 million.