Malta: The Unwanted Island

Malta: The Unwanted Island

The majority of the migrants who reach Malta arrive here randomly.
They want to arrive in Italy but the Maltese navy intercepts them during the journey and takes them to the island.
Now these people are in a unwanted country, where the Maltese citizens don’t want them, but that they can’t leave.
Asylum seeker and international protection holders live therefore many years in a limbo without documents, assistance, any kind of social integration.
Also who stays in an open center lives in a awful situation, in old containers without hot water, and he has nothing to do.
Malta: The Unwanted Island

Across the sea it aimed at documenting migrations journeys along main routes of the Mediterranean Sea. Grounding on the previous Through Desert and Sea, the project wants to outline the comprehensive dimension of migration from Southern to Northern shores with the long term goal of enhancing intercultural dialogue, empowering migrants and fostering alternative narratives and perceptions about migration in the Mediterranean countries.

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