Migrants breathe life into ageing Italy town

Immigrants make up a quarter of Riace's population after mayor opened town to foreigners 10 years ago.

    Thousands of migrants embark on the perilous journey from the Middle East and Africa to southern Italy every year.

    Those who make it can face a tough transition.

    But there is one 16th-century village in southern Italy where they can expect a warm welcome.

    Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Riace in Southern Italy.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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