Politically-charged, global in vision and yet rooted in the individual and in individual stories, Anders Lustgarten's Lampedusa
- named after the Italian paradise island that has become the front line of a horror story - is a powerful reminder that beneath the headlines and the headline figures, there are human beings.
With many natural and historical landmarks, Pantelleria and Lampedusa
are popular tourist destinations.
She learns that en route to Lampedusa
, Sara was thrown into prison in Libya, where she was raped and impregnated by a police officer.
Instability in Africa and the Middle East has seen many migrants attempting to enter Europe through Italy near Lampedusa
and the Strait of Sicily.
All of those rescued were being brought back to Italy, a spokesman for the coast guard said, and some reached Lampedusa
DATELINE: 17 APRIL 2015, LAMPEDUSA
, ITALY / GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
TUNIS - The Tunisian military rescued 86 African migrants at sea off the town of Zarzis aboard a makeshift boat bound for the Italian island of Lampedusa
, an official said Wednesday.
Second was Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa
, was third.
Nine survivors arrived in Lampedusa
on Wednesday, two days after being picked up from two dinghies.
The migrants then spent around 18 hours on the decks of the small patrol boats taking them to Lampedusa
, buffeted by high winds and spray, and at least 25 died en route of hypothermia, Pietro Bartolo, the chief healthcare official on the island, told Reuters.
In March 2011, Globalpost reports the events at Lampedusa
in the following terms:
Southern Italy, particularly the tiny island of Lampedusa
is a frequent destination for refugees seeking to enter European Union countries from Africa, according to CNN.