Lampedusa

Film

What It’s Like to Be a 13-Year-Old in the Eye of the Refugee Crisis

The award-winning documentary 'Fire at Sea' is a harrowing and personal look at the migrant crisis on a tiny island near Italy.
Kaleem Aftab
10.11.16
football and the refugee crisis

Serie B Launches Crowdfunder To Help Finance Refugee Football Pitch on Lampedusa

In association with their official charity, Serie B is aiming to build a state-of-the-art pitch for local youth teams, students and refugees.
Will Magee
7.19.16
News

A Brief Guide to EU Immigration Debate Jargon

what are people on about when they talk about "Triton"? What's a "Eurosur"? Why is Dublin making regulations governing anything?
Sophie Claasen and Aurora Orso
8.21.15
News

Europe or Die: Our Documentary About the Migrant Crisis

An in-depth look at the situation playing out in the Mediterranean.
VICE News
4.21.15
The Magic Hour Issue

What Gets Abandoned by Desperate Migrants Trying to Get to the EU

While documenting the personal effects of those who tried to reach "the other side," I came to admire the migrants' desire to leave their troubled pasts behind and build new lives.
Davide Monteleone
4.7.15
VICE News

Fortress Italia

VICE News travels to Lampedusa a year after the boat capsizing disaster that killed 360 migrants and brought the refugee crisis to the forefront of the European immigration discussion.
VICE News
10.14.14
VICE News

Fortress Italia

How is Italy dealing with the massive influx of migrants who are making the perilous—and sometimes deadly—journey across the Mediterranean from Africa's northern coast?
VICE Staff
10.8.14
News

North African Migrants Are Dying in Droves on the Mediterranean

Since late 2011, Tunisian fishermen have been discovering the rotten corpses of migrants escaping poverty and the recent upsurge of unrest in North Africa.
Sam Kimball
8.20.14
Photo

Inside an Immigrant Refugee Camp in Italy

I gave a camera to a Nigerian immigrant who ended up in a refugee camp in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from Libya in a fishing boat. The photos he came back with show what day-to-day life is like for refugees like him.
Jeffry Ruigendijk / Transterra Media
10.28.13
News

Meet the Libyan Militia Detaining Migrants in a Zoo

Said Ben Suleiman's brigade—and some lions, camels, and spider monkeys—are on the frontline of Europe's immigration crisis. They run a holding cell in one of the zoo’s empty offices and make frequent raids on boatloads of migrants setting off from...
Wil Crisp
10.23.13
Travel

I Almost Died Traveling from Somalia to Lampedusa

"The cannibalism didn't start until our second boat journey, from Libya to Lampedusa. We had already been traveling for ten days; people were dying and there was no food. I actually saw one guy cutting a piece of flesh from another man's body. "
Hassan Ali as told to Sean Williams
10.18.13