Ndaw, a 28-year-old from Senegal, was one of the migrants Sofie Amalie Klougart photographed when she visited a reception center earlier this year in Pozzallo, Italy. She said he left to find a good job in Europe so he could send money home to his wife and two children.
Upon arriving at the reception center in Pozzallo, migrants are provided with a welcome package that includes a tracksuit, a pair of sandals and a white plastic wristband with an identification number for the Italian immigration system.
Amdi, 27, waits in the doctor's office, hoping to get some medication for a bad headache.
Samba, 19, is from Gambia. "I have met many migrants who are skeptical toward journalists, but in this place, they were quite happy that there was somebody who paid attention and who would like to talk to them," Klougart said.
Migrants at the center watch a movie on a small laptop screen. The television above didn't work.
Many of the migrants spend time in their bed during the day, as there's not much to do at the reception center.
"The (migrants) were often sitting on plastic chairs (by a) little stream of sunlight that came through the window," Klougart said. "They had not felt sun for 13 days, and they missed the feeling of the sun on their skin."
Amdi prays in a nearly empty room.