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A day in the life of the Baobab refugee centre in Rome

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A migrant from Eritrea carries blankets at a refugee camp next to the Tiburtina train station in Rome.
A migrant from Eritrea carries blankets at a refugee camp next to the Tiburtina train station in Rome. AFP/Alberto Pizzoli

The "refugees welcome" movement is alive and well in Italy. In Rome, dozens of volunteers are running a transit camp known as the Baobab. Neighbours support the centre with donations. Even Pope Francis has sent lorryloads of food. RFI's Michel Arseneault reports from Rome.