DEMOGRAPHICS
Arrivals

9% of Population: 5.3 million refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants currently live in Italy.

*Data sources: Infomigrants; Statistica

DIVERSITY CONTRIBUTION
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Tigrinya
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Somali
60%
Migrants Speaking Two Languages
33%
Migrants speaking Italian and French

*Data source: 2020 Migrants Study

ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Farming

100%

Gardening

60%

Construction

40%

*Shown as a % share of immigrants in the field of labor.

**Data source: Italy Volantino Report 2019

9.4%
Immigrant Entrepreneurs
€27.4M
Taxable Immigrant Income
€13.9M
Immigrant Contribution to Social Security
SOCIO-FAMILIAL CONTRIBUTION
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsore
COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION CONTRIBUTION
11
Italian universities support refugee students
UNI-CO-RE University Corridors for Refugees
  • Italian Foreign Ministry
  • Italian Catholic Charities Caritas
  • Valdensian Diaconia Valdese
  • Ghandi Charity
  • UNHCR

Universities of L'Aquila, Bologna, Cagliari, Florence, Milan, Padua, Perugia, Pisa, Sassari, Luav, and Luiss all participate in creating "University Corridors" to help students from war-torn countries.

*Data source: Infomigrants Refugee Education

"My life hasn’t gone as I wished, but it is meant to be. It’s God’s plan. Everyone has his own road and his own destiny. So I choose my own road to follow, and I’m grateful for the destiny God has for me."

January 9, 2021

"The title refugee, is a badge of honor like prisoner of war or Holocaust survivor. It says something about a person’s life experience and personal strength to survive..."

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Jenna
Community Programs Coordinator, Italy
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