Monday, April 20, 2015

Death in the Mediterranean: What's driving the 2015 migrant crisis


The migrants are packed like sardines into old fishing boats, or forced to sit shoulder-to-shoulder in inflatable rafts, dinghies and overcrowded ships.

Hailing from countries roiled by violence throughout North Africa and the Middle East, the men, women and children have paid human traffickers thousands of Euros for safe passage to Europe, just 1,000 miles across the sea, that brings hope of a better life.

Many, however, never make it. The risky journey all too often ends in capsized vessels and shipwrecks that plunge the migrants into the open sea, where they are left to drown, or wait for help that rarely comes in time. Read more...

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