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They arrive in overloaded boats, unprotected, bringing with them only the hope for a better life – the African refugees’ passage to Europe resembles a long odyssey over the open Mediterranean Sea, to which not all of them survive.
Those who arrive at the Italian coast will, first of all, go to one of the overcrowded reception camps. These are places, which make their previous hopes fade away and put a hard reality into the foreground.
Kaufbeuren/Asmara - The Horn of Africa and particularly Eritrea have been severely hit by the famine spreading across the African continent. 2.3 million people are threatened with starvation in Eritrea - more than 60 percent of the population. At humedica, preparations are well under way for a campaign against hunger. A humedica medical team will shortly be opening a feeding centre for young children and organising food supplies plus medical help for approximately 10,000 people.