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The migrants making a clean sweep in Rome

Two Nigerian migrants are paying their way in Rome by volunteering to clean up the city's streets.

The Nigerian immigrants volunteering to sweep Italian streets

Osas and Wisdom founded the voluntary sweeping collective

Italy has been cracking down on migrants arriving from Libya. This week, three aid agencies have stopped their rescue missions on the Mediterranean route from Libya. 97,000 migrants have reached Italy already this year. It’s hard to find a job if you’re in the process of claiming asylum but a group of Nigerians living in a migrant camp in Rome have started a voluntary street sweeping collective. It was founded by Wisdom and Osas, who came up with the idea because they had no money but did not want to beg on the streets. (Photo: Wisdom and Osas sweeping the streets in Italy. Credit: BBC)

Migrant rescue ship threatened by Libyan coastguard

The moment a Spanish humanitarian rescue ship was told it would be targeted if it did not leave an area inside a new Libyan search-and-rescue zone.