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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.

by Jonah Hull

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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