Monday, August 17, 2015

The Mediterranean’s Grim Tide

The dead bodies of desperate migrants who were bundled onto overcrowded boats destined for Europe, but capsize killing those on board, are washing up on Libya's beaches. Their bones, half submerged in the sand, will be buried in unmarked graves, their relatives unaware their loved ones have perished.Volunteers from Libyan Red Crescent Society collect the bodies which were swallowed and spat out by the Mediterranean Sea as they risked their lives on the perilous journey from Libya bound for the island of Lampedusa off the Italian coast. 

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 men, women and children who were able to survive treacherous journeys to Europe continued to be rescued off the coasts of Italy and Greece each day.

Photo credit:(all)Mohamed Ben Khalifa

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