Archive for August 31st, 2017


To Be a Nigerian Migrant in Italy

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Aug 31 2017 (IPS) – Bako* (24), a Nigerian migrant, stairs at new comers at an old, local Roman bar. Extremely polite, he asks for money. If you offer to him to buy some food instead, he immediately accepts.

IOM helps stranded Nigerian migrants return home from Libya. Credit: IOM

Interviewed for IPS by Laurent Vercken, the young Nigerian migrant tells his story: originally from Kuje district, Southern province of Abuja, Nigeria, he has been living in Italy since the beginning of 2013 and moved to Rome shortly later.

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