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The 19 Million Project Team Visits Rome’s Baobab Refugee Center

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The Baobab center in Tiburtina, Rome is the first stop for thousands of African refugees seeking a new life in Europe. At the center, they receive urgent medical care, a dormitory bed, new clothes and solid meals. Most stay just a few days because Italy is just one stop in their journey–and it can be risky for undocumented migrants. Many dream of making their way to Scandinavian countries and Germany which have more welcoming policies and better social support. The vast majority of refugees who pass through the the center are from Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia–and the center itself is a former Eritrean cultural center.  This week, participants  of The 19 Million Project visited the center. Photos by Fusion’s Kent Hernández.

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