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Italy: Calabrian villages get a new life thanks to migrants

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Mural in one of the villages displays the origins of many of the residents
Mural in one of the villages displays the origins of many of the residents Pauline Bandelier

Asylum seekers are helping to revive abandoned villages in Calabria, in Italy's south.Nicknamed "the city of immigrants" Riace has hosted up to 600 asylum seekers.In October last year, Raice's mayor, Domenico Lucano, was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting illegal immigration.But in the nearby village of Camini, 90 refugees are still living and participating in communal life.Pauline Bandelier went to Camini to see how this project is progressing, despite the turmoil.This is the first report in a three-part series.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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