On the night of the 15th of July 2018 an overcrowded boat was rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by two ships, one operated by Frontex and one owned by Italy’s tax police.
450 migrants coming mostly from Eritrea were on it.
Italy and Malta refused to give permission to disembark, and only food and beverages was sent to the ships. One day after, passengers suffering from dehydration, pregnant women and babies, including a newborn, were taken ashore to the port of Pozzallo, few meters away from this beach.
Italian Prime Minister Conte said his country would help the migrants, but needed other members of the EU to share the burden.
Once EU agreed, all the migrants were then accommodated in Pozzallo hotspot, waiting to be redistributed amongst European countries.
In September, around 90 migrants were still waiting.
As of today the group that was supposed to go to Germany is still in Sicily, living in a camp in the town of Ragusa. ▶️Read their stories here: