S.O.S. Europe: Human rights and migration control
Every year, thousands of people embark on perilous sea voyages on unseaworthy vessels, without a proper crew or any safety equipment, in an attempt to reach Europe from north and west Africa. Some are fleeing conflict; others are trying to escape grinding poverty. They are all looking for a better future. Many never make it to Europe: they die at sea from dehydration; they drown; or they are intercepted by patrol boats and returned to the country from which they departed.