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Italy: New refugee camp opens in Como

Italy, Como
September 19, 2016 at 12:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

A new refugee camp opened its doors for the first time in Como, northern Italy, on Monday morning.

The camp consists of 50 pre-fabricated modules, which can host 300 people and its residents can also find a laundrette, doctors and legal assistance on site. Prior to the camp's opening the majority of the 300 refugees and migrants in the town stayed in tents and slept outside Como train station. However some of the refugees protested against being moved to the new site, as they feel it would restrict their freedom of movement. A group of people gathered in protest and held banners declaring their objection to the evacuation.

Most of those in the camp reportedly have no desire to stay in Italy, but instead hope to make their way to Germany or other countries in northern Europe. Many have returned to Como reluctantly after they were denied entry into nearby Switzerland.

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A new refugee camp opened its doors for the first time in Como, northern Italy, on Monday morning.

The camp consists of 50 pre-fabricated modules, which can host 300 people and its residents can also find a laundrette, doctors and legal assistance on site. Prior to the camp's opening the majority of the 300 refugees and migrants in the town stayed in tents and slept outside Como train station. However some of the refugees protested against being moved to the new site, as they feel it would restrict their freedom of movement. A group of people gathered in protest and held banners declaring their objection to the evacuation.

Most of those in the camp reportedly have no desire to stay in Italy, but instead hope to make their way to Germany or other countries in northern Europe. Many have returned to Como reluctantly after they were denied entry into nearby Switzerland.

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