Switzerland 2012 Biasca. Political asylums living in a bunker.

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Biasca. Al Vallone is a bunker belonging to the Civil Protection (Centro Sanitario Protette. Protezione Civile 3 Valli).  It is used as a dependency (Notschlafstelle) of the main asylum registration centre of Chiasso. The bunker hosts mostly families and minors, and it is a centre for immigrants under the authority of the Federal Office for Migration. An old muslim woman from Syria, wearing a veil on her head, walks out to breathe some fresh air. Postcards from Switzerland are taped on the entrance wall. Emergency exit signs. The woman is an economic migrant who have asked for political asylums in Switzerland. She is waiting for the answers from the swiss government. 27.12.12 © 2012 Didier Ruef