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Information for arrivals to Italy
Our arrival materials encompass pertinent information for individuals arriving as refugees or asylum seekers to a country in the European Union.
We are currently conducting research and working on the text for our information for arrivals to Italy. When complete this information will be available on this site.
We will be working in southern Italy distributing materials in the form of booklets and flyers. We will also distribute phones and tablets with vital information and contacts, as well as applications for language, transportation, and safety.
Our information for arrivals will include the following information in a physical pamphlet format followed by more detail for each category on our website:
Available camps and shelters
Available medical aid; information for free services and if ID cards are necessary, also available medical aid for specific populations and include these details (i.e: dentistry, OBGYN, MSF victims of Torture, Pediatrics, Immunocompromised, etc.)
Legal Aid; including pro-bono services only, and services outside of UN offices as well.
Details on Asylum Application on Arrival, also arriving with a white card that has been stamped in another country (Greece) procedures
Explanation on current policies and EU processes
Process for family reunification
Example: If an individual is reuniting with family in Italy
Example: If a white card has been stamped in italy and an individual may be awaiting asylum decision but seek family reunification in another EU country.
Information specific to unaccompanied minors: safe houses and shelters, specialized legal aid, Solidarity Now contact if available
School enrollment & free education services other than public schools if enrollment deadlines have passed or unavailable
Information specific to unaccompanied females including female shelters, NGOs directed toward women refugees and asylum seekers
Map for target areas such as medical help and social work (housing, clothing, food pantries) as well as public transportation maps
Transportation information and criteria for each method of transportation (ID, Passport, things to be aware of) as well as apps to help guide people to use public transportation systems
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Here is some reading on situations and experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in Italy:
- (Dead) end of the journey: When migrants reach border towns, Alex Fusco reports from Ventimiglia, on the French-Italian border.
- Dodging Death Along the Alpine Migrant Passage, Along the dangerous Alpine route from Italy to France, Annalisa Camilli of Internazionale meets young migrants desperate to reach northern Europe, and the local volunteers trying to make sure their villages are not another deadly stop on the migration trail.
- Living on Mafia Leftovers: Life in Italy’s Biggest Refugee Camp - Neglect breeds crime and violence at Cara di Mineo in Sicily, where residents trade cigarettes in order to get by as they wait for asylum decisions. A new trial is expected to reveal the profiteers of Italy’s failing reception system.