African migrants in southern Italy – POLITICO



African refugees face rising resentment within the nation’s south.


Within the three months following Matteo Salvini’s appointment as Italy’s inside minister, the United Nations described a “harmful acceleration” in assaults on immigrants: 56 bodily assaults, 14 shootings and two murders. Magnum photographer Enri Canaj tells the story of migrants of African descent in southern Italy.

Suman, a 15-year-old immigrant from Gambia, walks his canine, Jonick, on the best way again to a CARA refugee camp at Borgo Mezzanone | All pictures by Enri Canaj/Magnum

Migrants work in asparagus fields. Usually farm staff report back to a “gangmaster,” working lengthy hours for much beneath the minimal wage. The gangmasters cost them for transport to the fields, in addition to the meals and water they obtain whereas working.

22-year-old “P” arrived in Italy from Nigeria, and now lives together with her boyfriend.

A trio of Nigerian youngsters play in a pool in Castel Volturno. The youngest, Annabell, was born in Italy and is fluent in Italian and English.

Castel Volturno

Males in Caserta wait in line to use for paperwork. Even after dwelling in Italy for years, a lot of migrants don’t have residence permits or different authorized papers.

Grace, 27, and Roizza, 23, arrived two years in the past from Nigeria. They every turned moms for the primary time in Italy.

A makeshift Italian market — promoting baggage and second-hand clothes — at a migrants’ camp in Rossano, Calabria.

A barbershop within the “runway” ghetto at Borgo Mezzanone.

Dasmouen, above, serves as a butcher within the “runway” ghetto close to Borgo Mezzanone.

Eva, 25, moved to Italy in 2016. Initially from Nigeria, she and her daughter — Eva’s first — stay in Riace, Calabria.

Suman jogs together with his canine, Jonick, on the best way again to the refugee camp.


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