“Asylum seekers face squalid conditions in Malta,” from CNN (reposted by THV 11):
Malta is a cluster of islands in the Mediterranean. The country has become the doorstep of the European Union. Every year thousands of migrants make this treacherous crossing with many of them fleeing war torn countries. but their troubles are nowhere near over when they arrive to Malta.
They came here seeking freedom, but instead they find themselves encircled by barbed wires and barred windows. Over 100 migrants languish here for up to 18 months, waiting to finally be set free.
If their number is read out, they can leave the confines of the detention center the next day. For those whose number was called, this a victory against war and persecution…