Precious, one of the migrants hoping to start a new life in Italy
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Mediterranean boat migrants thankful to be alive in Italy

BBC Arabic's Nawal Assad reports from the Don Bosco Oasis Hotel in Sicily, where migrants from African countries have been speaking about their hopes for a new life in Italy.

They are the survivors of attempts to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better life, and have been expressing their gratitude to the UN and to their Italian hosts.

  • 21 Apr 2015
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