Many migrants are forced to ask Maltese people to hail buses for them or face being left behind by discriminatory drivers, a refugee integration report has found.

The study, conducted in December by refugee agency Aditus,questioned 156 refugees.

Human rights lawyer and Aditus director Neil Falzon said complaints on the public transport system were continuous. Such complaints ranged from drivers refusing to accept migrant passengers, to verbal racism and even assault.

Some migrants said they spent their bus rides having phrases like ‘go home’ being hurled at them from passengers and employees alike.

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