Desperate dreams: Refugees risk their lives to enter Italy

Refugees in Greece are attempting to find a secure hiding place aboard trucks, in the hopes of being driven onto one of the ferries bound for Italy.

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    The number of refugees trying to enter Europe via the Greek city of Patras has grown at least four-fold since borders were closed last January.

    Living in abandoned warehouses, mostly single men from Pakistan and Afghanistan fight nightly battles with Moroccans and Algerians to find a way through into Italy.

    They attempt to find a secure hiding place aboard a truck, in the hopes of being driven onto one of the ferries bound for Italy.

    Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports exclusively from Patras, Greece.


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