The border of Ventimiglia
Italy, Ventimiglia, 2015.
When France closed the Italian/French border town of Ventimiglia, around two to three hundred migrants – mostly from Eritrea and the north of Africa, and who largely just wanted to reach safety in the UK, Germany, or any other northern European country – started to camp on the rocks by the sea in protest. They stayed there for several weeks until, at the end of September, the Italian police eventually cleared the camp. The migrants were moved to temporary structures in the region, as set up by Catholic advocacy group Caritas. But problems surrounding their residency remain unresolved.
Two years on, lot of migrants continue to arrive in Ventimiglia, still hopeful – and still trying to cross the border.