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Refugee boat 'cemetery' of Lampedusa

Sonali Shah visited Lampedusa to take a look at the remains of boats that have brought tens of thousands of North Africans refugees to the tiny Italian island.

Thousands of people from North Africa have passed through the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa as they try to flee their own countries.

More than 30,000 people this year have made the journey to Lampedusa, which is only 20 sq km in size.

The boats that bring the refugees are dumped across the road from the port in what islanders call the boat cemetery.

Sonali Shah visited Lampedusa to take a look.

  • 19 May
  • From the section Europe