Rising toll of missing migrants

3 sep

Is het niet schrijnend dat vluchtelingen die alles achterlaten voor een beter leven, soms hun eigen leven hiervoor in gevaar brengen?  Een perceptie van een Australische journaliste

As global migration increases almost exponentially, many people seeking refuge from war or persecution or searching for a better life face unimaginable and often fatal perils along their journeys.

Some are ready to spend their life savings or take on massive debts and risk their lives and the lives of their families for a new start. Death is a risk worth taking in desperate situations of violence, persecution, famine or even absence of prospects of a decent life.

Last year, the world watched in horror when some 360 migrants lost their lives in the attempt to swim to the shores of the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Up to 500 more migrants met their death at sea off Malta just a few months later