Vera Licciardello, Catania
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Migrant crisis: How Catania's residents are coping

Catania, an idyllic city on the Italian island of Sicily, is a popular destination for tourists but also thousands of who continue to take the dangerous journey by sea to Europe.

Migrants have been coming to Catania for thousands of years but this recent wave of migration has put extra strain on a country still feeling the effects of an economic recession.

The BBC's Tom Donkin reports.

Music by Stefano Bittelli.

  • 24 Apr 2015
  • From the section Europe
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