Rosie Scammell


Italy plans a cemetery for refugees drowned at sea

A field beside a former fascist concentration camp could soon become the final resting place for hundreds of refugees.


Using drones in refugee search and rescue efforts

Humanitarian organisations and volunteers advocate for the use of drones technology to locate refugees at sea.

Humanitarian crises

Identifying the refugee victims of the Mediterranean

Forensic experts in Italy are working to identify the bodies of refugees drowned in the sea as they attempted to cross.


Desperate journey: A shipwreck survivor's story

Sierra Leonean footballer escaped Ebola, kidnappers, and the Mediterranean capsize that killed 800 people in April.


Rising xenophobia in Sicily at the 'boat people'

Italians grow weary of asylum seekers amid the steady flow of migrants and the country's economic woes.


Surviving the perils of a Mediterranean boat crossing

Inhumane conditions endured by migrants at the hands of smugglers have become a common narrative in Sicily.


Suicides rise as Italy's economy slumps

A recent report found that financially related suicides increased by 40 percent this year.


German-speaking Italians reassess Rome ties

Upcoming parliamentary vote to determine whether South Tyrol will integrate further or drift away from mainstream.