Out of Sea
The NGO, MOAS, rescued over 9000 migrants and refugees in the Central Mediterranean between May and September 2015. UNHCR reported that 3,771 people lost their lives attempting to cross from North Africa to Europe in 2015, seeking asylum from war, persecution, forced conscription and grinding poverty.
Rescued migrants and refugees from Syria, Bangladesh, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Ghana, Cameroon, photographed onboard the MOAS ship, the ‘Phoenix’, during the 36-48 hour passage from the rescue zone off the coast of Libya, to Sicily, where they were disembarked and processed
Published in Virginia Quarterly Review