The Living Conditions of Refugees in Italy

February 2011

This Report by Maria Beth­ke & Domi­nik Ben­der docu­ments the extre­me­ly dif­fi­cult living con­di­ti­ons of asyl­um see­kers and per­sons with pro­tec­tion sta­tus in Ita­ly.

This descrip­ti­on of the cir­cum­s­tan­ces under which peop­le live aims to con­tri­bu­te to an impro­ve­ment of the situa­ti­on. Tho­se who are poli­ti­cal­ly respon­si­ble in Ita­ly are obli­ged to crea­te a suf­fi­ci­ent num­ber of huma­ne accom­mo­da­ti­on faci­li­ties and ade­qua­te inte­gra­ti­on mea­su­res.

Until Ita­ly com­plies with its obli­ga­ti­ons, we hope this report will help to per­sua­de other EU coun­tries to refrain, for the time being, from depor­ting refu­gees to Ita­ly.