Every year, thousands of people die trying to make it to Europe. This is their story. We travel inside a boat trafficking Africans to Yemen, the first stage of their journey to the West. Over 100 people are crammed into the tiny 30 foot vessel. Denied food or water and without even room to move, they became ill and dehydrated. Anyone who complains is beaten or thrown overboard. When the boat approaches the shore, the refugees are forced to jump into the sea and swim to shore. Many can’t swim or are so exhausted they drown.
Almost 300 miles separates Libya from Sicily. This 300-mile stretch is known as the refugee graveyard. But for many, a fate worse than drowning at sea is being locked up in one of the country’s numerous detention centres. We gained rare access.More info
Torn apart by war and politics: from Germany Raf’aa prays to be reunited with her young family, who are trapped in one of Europe’s worst refugee campsMore info
Year after year, the plight of refugees dominates news headlines. Today Syria is experiencing the largest population exodus since the Second World War, with more than six million people forced to leave their homes. Twenty years ago, the news was dominated by refugees from Bosnia.More info