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Italy: Calabrian towns reopen public places as locals and migrants work together

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Welcome gate reads 'Global Village' in italian
Welcome gate reads 'Global Village' in italian Pauline Bandelier

Like many other Inland villages in the south of Italy, Camini was slowly dying, as the young people left to find work in the north of Italy or elsewhere in Europe. However, a revival has been taking place since 2011, when the Calabrian town began welcoming asylum seekers under the Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPAR).Today 90 immigrants live in Camini, and the cooperative has been able to employ 40 locals as the school has reopened, along with shops and a bar.In this second of three reports, Pauline Bandelier looks at the long-term integration of these refugees.Click the 'play' button above to listen to the audio report, or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'RFI international report.

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