Open Encounters

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Lockdowns start to lift and we continue to make calls to our friends in the migrant community in Italy, and in Germany. In this episode, we speak to Fabulous (Nigeria), once again from his home outside Naples, Italy. With migrant labor in the news, we talk about his experience working in agriculture where he has earned as little as 10 Euros a day. From tobacco planting to a lumber yard, hear what he's done for work and the reality of an average day. He's not happy with the exploitative labor market in Italy, but he insisted on positivity, "We're going to keep going. We're going to stay strong and keep focused." Listen now.

Show Notes

Hear his first episode in the "calls from lockdown" series, plus his original episode on Open Encounters in 2019.

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What is Open Encounters?

Hear the voices of the people who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea. After crossing continents, countries, the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean on inflatable boats, now they are on the next journey, of settling their lives in Italy, and beyond.

From humanitarian storytelling publication Migrants of the Mediterranean, this podcast brings light to the migrant flow in Italy and the EU in human terms. Migration continues to dominate the headlines in Europe, the US and around the world, but still so often only in political terms. Here, we change that.

Get to know the individuals themselves in one-on-one conversations with host and founder of Migrants of the Mediterranean, Pamela Kerpius.

Learn more about Migrants of the Mediterranean and read every journey story at the site.