Off the coast of Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy. Many people from Africa try to reach this Italian island to seek asylum in Europe.
Lampedusa has become a prime transit point, a first step, for immigrants from Africa. To enter Europe, the immigrants are forced to pay smugglers to help get them to Lampedusa by boat. Most of them will never arrive in Lampedusa and will die, also women and children, during this hard and suffering travel. The immigrants that will arrive in Lampedusa are transferred, by Italian law, into CPTs (Centres of Temporary Stay), for only 30 days, and then they are forced to go back in their own country. Most immigrants will try to stay in Italy and work illegally.