29 Jul 2013 08:00
Most African migrants and refugees who enter Europe through Lampedusa end up working on the fruit and vegetable plantations in southern Italy. Every year around Christmas thousands of migrant workers pick oranges for a hunger wage in the village of Rosarno, Calabria.
For the rest of the year not much work is available in Rosarno, but some people earned so little that they can not afford the journey to another region to find work for the rest of the year. They stay all year around, barely having enough to eat during the long hot summer months where very little work is available.