We have reported about Cassibile several times in the past. On the outskirts of the city, the seasonal workers who work in the fields build a temporary camp to live in every year.
These people, who work as day laborers in the adjacent fields, have been promised permanent housing for years. The reality so far: the refugees, who are exploited in the fields around Siracusa as cheap harvest workers, live in tent cities, self-built huts or seek shelter in the adjacent abandoned, dilapidated houses on the outskirts of the city. There is no drinking water, and electricity is available only through generators. During heavy rains, the area is regularly flooded. We have given donations to the residents on multiple occasions and also helped out last year with tents, sleeping bags and protective masks.