DEMOGRAPHICS
Arrivals by Sea

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

*Data sources: Statistica

Recorded Migrant Deaths Mediterranean Sea

Data source: Statistica

DIVERSITY CONTRIBUTION
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • English
  • French
  • Dari
  • Pashto
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 Arrivals

*Data sources: Statistica

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."

February 15, 2022

Their Story is Our Story is delighted to have Rhenald Idubor working in the role of Community Programs Coordinator in Italy. Rhenald's own first-hand refugee experiences lend tremendous insight and strength to this work of changing perceptions through stories and welcome through action. We invite you to get to know Rhenald a little better.

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Rhenald Idubor
Community Program Coordinator, Italy
Jenna
Community Liaison, Italy
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