Ending dream

Migrants: arrivals were halved during the month of July and were strongly resized in the month of August. The photographer Luca Catalano Gonzaga was aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship ‘Luigi Dattilo’ between the 10th and 25th July to report the migrant rescue activities along the Lybian coasts. During the whole period of his stay, only one recovery of 99 migrants was registrated. They were coming from Sabratha crammed in a boat. The technical logistic support guaranteed by Italy to the Lybian Coast Guard, the come into forse of the Conduct Code of the ships belonging to the non-governmental organizations, and the blocking of the course to Lybia through Niger, determined the total arrest of the migration flow in the Mediterranean Sea. But in the meantime what destiny will be faced by the migrants that found a barred road, forcing them to stay in Lybia? What is the real price to pay to ensure a pleasant summer on the Italian shores if one looks at the suffering and violated human rights?

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Witness Image is a non profit organization founded by Luca Catalano Gonzaga, which combines photography and journalism.

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Witness Image aims to document the world disorder of our day through images and their stories such as: the causes and consequences of the war, child abuse, hunger, poverty, injustices, natural and environmental disasters.


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