After treacherous crossing comes long, agonizing wait for asylum which may or may not come

April 24, 2015 6:07 AM

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After treacherous crossing comes long, agonizing wait for asylum which may or may not come

Silla Zelia, 23, an asylum seeker from Ivory Coast, watches a soccer match at the Mineo center, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Sicily, Italy. The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that more than 800 people were believed to have drowned in the weekend sinking of a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe, making it the deadliest such disaster in the Mediterranean. Survivors of the shipwreck were taken to Mineo, the largest center in Sicily, hosting nearly 4,000 people. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) (The Associated Press)

Silla Zelia, 23, an asylum seeker from Ivory Coast looks at a soccer match the Mineo holding center, Sicily, Italy, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The 27 survivors of the deadly shipwreck off the Coast of Libya last weekend were taken into the Mineo migrant center, the largest center in Sicily, hosting ne...

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