Europe Migrant and Refuge Crisis

Italy struggles with an influx of migrants trying to find their way

Italy struggles with an influx of migrants trying to find their way

The teenager, after traveling alone from Nigeria to Italy, was living in a migrant reception center in the city of Catania waiting for word about her request for asylum.

Jennifer Oyakhilome said she arrived more than a year ago, having fled poverty and violence in her home country. She felt both apprehensive and hopeful about the future.

“I can work in a restaurant or do cleaning,” Oyakhilome, 18, said in a recent interview. “At least, I’m here and I feel safe.”

In the year and four months since the European Union reached an agreement with Turkey stemming migration across the Aegean Sea into Greece, the central...

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