Child migrants head to Italy in the thousands

Boatloads of unaccompanied minors are rescued at a Sicilian port, where they hope to start a new life.

    Since the start of 2014 over 5,000 unaccompanied minors have taken the perilous journey at sea to reach the Italian coast in hopes of a future they can no longer hope for in their home countries.

    Italian authorities struggle to process and place the children, mostly between the ages of 11 and 17, into facilities that can care for them.

    Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Augusta, Sicily.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

    What happens when the US government shuts down?

    The US government has shut down. What happens next?

    US federal government begins partial shutdown after Senate blocks short-term spending bill. What happens next?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?