“For two years I travelled alone, knowing that there was no one there to help me and that I was the only one who would take care of me. Many times I thought about my parents, who remained in Nigeria.”
When he left Nigeria, K. was 14 years old. He was chosen by his family as the one who would lift them from the poverty that had gripped them for generations.
We met him on Life Support, as one of the unaccompanied minors rescued on its second mission into the Central Mediterranean.
“Now I feel a huge responsibility,” K. tells us. “My family has made huge sacrifices to get me here and I will now do the same for them.”