- 26-year-old Merhawit Tesfamariam gave birth to twins on a rickety boat
- They are recovering at an Italian hospital
- She tells of her escape from Eritrea and hopes for the future
Palermo, Italy (CNN)The migrants and refugees fleeing to Europe are often numbers until you meet them. Then they become people, with names and faces and stories of hardship, tragedy and hope. It all came together for me when in Italy I met Merhawit Tesfamariam, a 26-year-old Eritrean who gave birth to twins on board a rickety boat off the Libyan coast in late August.