Open Encounters

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Summary

Our friend Babou (Gambia), speaks again to Open Encounters via phone from Padova, Italy with some good news. Plus, he thoughts on George Floyd after weeks of unrest in the US and around the globe, and a standing invitation to the restaurant where he works in Mestrino, Italy.

Show Notes

Hear Babou's original episode on the Open Encounters podcast from 2019, and his episode from Covid-19 lockdown.

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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.