Last meal for eight remaining refugees on Tuesday
VENTIMIGLIA, MAY 11 – The migrant reception centre established in the Ligurian town of Ventimiglia on the border with France in 2015 closed its doors definitively on Tuesday, sources have said.
The eight migrants remaining in the temporary centre in the local railway station received their last meal at midday before being made to leave. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano announced the closure of the structure during a visit to Ventimiglia last Saturday, meeting calls from local mayor Enrico Ioculano of the Democratic Party (PD) on grounds it was inadequate.
The centre was open only to migrants who agreed to undergo identification procedures and they will now be relocated to other reception centres in the region.
Migrants who refused to be identified found makeshift shelter in the coastal town and received food aid from the Red Cross.
From now on not even this will be available to them: they wil be identifiefd by the police and made to leave.