The Italian rescue ship Vos Prudence, run by NGO Doctors Without Borders, arriving in the port of Salerno carrying 935 migrants, July 14, 2017. CARLO HERMANN/AFP

All Boats Lead to Rome - and Then the Refugees Stay There

Italy has absorbed some 800,000 African migrants over the past decade and now it wants other Western countries to share the burden. But with none willing to open their borders, a humanitarian crisis is inevitable

For years now, the scenes have repeated themselves on television nearly every evening: Ships laden with hundreds of people wrapped in gold-and-silver space blankets or orange life belts, arriving at some port...

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