Updates from Italy

“I was shocked,” said Khalid, one of our mediators in Sicily. “At just 2 years of age, Aida had already spent a month in a prison in Libya, and had crossed the Strait of Sicily in a rubber boat.”

In the last two days, over 1,500 people have come ashore in Pozzallo and Augusta, Sicily. Among them was a young Gambian couple who, after spending the past 6 months in Libya, boarded a rubber boat with their daughter, Aida. They headed for Italy, following the central Mediterranean route. Khalid and our other colleagues are there, providing social-medical assistance during the landings from EMERGENCY’s two Mobile Clinics.

Support Healthcare for Refugees and Learn Italian with Cultural Stars

51-Le8JbCILEMERGENCY USA supporter Diana Silverman has just released her book Stellare: Learning Italian with Cultural Stars, an Italian language introduction with Italian art, old and new. All profits from the sale of the book will go to our program in Sicily to provide healthcare free of charge to refugees and immigrants.

Full description: “An introduction to Italian for art lovers, this book offers language lessons in the form of fun cultural experiences, including a recipe by the great Lidia Bastianich, the classic photography of Gianni Berengo Gardin and Letizia Battaglia, films by Nanni Moretti and Fred Kuwornu, a moving song by Gianmaria Testa, and paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Whether as a self-study guide for travelers, or as a supplement to a college grammar text book, this volume’s engaging cultural journey presents a path to lasting comprehension. All profits from this book are assigned to the organization, EMERGENCY USA, to fund medical care for refugees in Sicily.”

Stellare: Learning Italian with Cultural Stars

Paperback – June 15, 2015

by Diana C. Silverman Ph.D.

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