Image 1 of 1
004-Switzerland-Ticino-Biasca-Asylum centre-Asylum seekers-Immigration-Bunker-Afghan boy-Christmas Tree-2012.jpg
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. A young muslim man from Afganistan seats on a blue sofa near a Christmas tree. The man is an economic migrant who has asked for political asylums in Switzerland. He is waiting for the answers from the swiss government. 27.12.12 © 2012 Didier Ruef