A MAKESHIFT refugee camp has sprung up in Lake Como, the popular celebrity hideaway in Italy favoured by stars George Clooney, Richard Branson and Madonna.
Hundreds of migrants heading towards northern Europe have erected tents and flimsy dwellings around the exclusive town’s railway station.
The migrant population in the town is now rapidly increasing after Switzerland shut its southern borders with Italy.
According to La Repubblica, many migrants are camping out in the town until they can hire people smugglers to lead them through the mountains north.
Lake Como has long been a destination favoured by the powerful and wealthy, many of whom are attracted by its stunning lakeside villas built in Roman times. – READ MORE