Foad Aodi has been challenged by the brain drain phenomenon for the last 20 years. Originally from Palestine, Aodi came to Italy when he was 18 years-old and studied in Rome to become a doctor.
Foad Aodi, President of the Arab Communities in Italy (Co-mai) and advisor to the Italian National Order of Doctors of Rome. (Supplied)
Libya’s coastline has become a popular staging point for migrants seeking to reach Europe. (File Photo: AP)