Lampedusa, Italy, October 15, 2013
Newly arrived immigrants from Syria and from Somalia enjoy the sea near Guitgia Beach, just a few days after the boat disaster of October the 3rd. On that day a boat carrying over 500 migrants, mostly from Eritrea, sank off the coast of Lampedusa causing the death of at least 300 people. Lampedusa is the largest island of the Italian Pelagian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. As Europe’s southernmost point, situated only 70 miles from Tunisia, the island has become a primary entry point for migrants, mainly coming from Africa.
From the series 'Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man' ©Nick Hannes


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