Inside the migrants shelter built by the municipality of Milan inside the central railway station, a volunteer serve food to a group of Syrian refugees.
Gianluca Oss Pinter, a volunteer working in the migrants shelter inside Milan railway station. Since when he decided to help, he sleeps in a truck parked in front of the station and dedicates almost all his days to the cause.
Mohammed Ismail (20, from Sudan). “So far, Europe treated me very well. In Libya if the police takes you to the police station you don't know if you will come out alive. Everybody tries to rob you, you cannot trust anyone but your life is in their hands. Two of the migrants who were traveling with me died at sea while passing from a small overcrowded boat to a bigger even more overcrowded boat. In addition to the months of work in Libya I paid about $2,000 for the trip. It's my family that pushed me to learn English, they knew I would need to go to Europe. I don't do this trip for me but for them; as soon as I find a job I will start to send money to my family.”
Attilio Dellera (Volontarius NGO), working at Brenner station. “Here at the Brenner border the flow of people pass quite unnoticed, but we are talking about 150-200 people a day. I started coming here as a volunteer, but then due to staff shortages Volontarius hired me, and here I am. We do what we can, but here you can often see shady figures... smugglers who ask for money to migrants to buy them the ticket (to Austria), or load them into a car and then unload them before the border.”
A group of migrants watched by the Italian police at Brenner train station. Austrian and German police stops migrants aboard international trains to Germany, but after formal routine controls Italian police do not identify them and let them proceed towards Austria and Germany.