Around 1,000 migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa have landed
in southern Italy in the last week alone - many of them from Egypt and
Syria. Harriet Alexander talks to refugee workers and locals about
the impact on Calabria.
Imagine this scene as beachgoers on the Italian mainland watched as a boatload of mostly Egyptians landed in front of them and the would-be asylum-seekers scampered ashore and into the hills. Amazing that it's been 40 years since French writer Jean Raspail envisioned the invasion of Europe by the Third World in his dark novel…