Photoblog: Malta - Olmo Calvo

© Olmo Calvo

Malta – August 2010
Malta’s location in the Mediterranean Sea has made it a common port of disembarkation for migrants and asylum seekers setting off from the coast of Libya on their way to Europe. However, as a result of increased patrols in the Mediterranean, the number of migrants reaching Malta has dropped significantly. In 2008, 2700 people landed on the island. Form january to October 2010, only 28 made it to its shores. The small number of new arrivals hides the increasing suffering of those who embark on a dangerous journey only to be stopped short of their final destination.