“As long as people are drowning in the Mediterranean then enough isn’t being done”’
Refugee crisis: 2016 on course to be deadliest year on record as thousands of asylum seekers drown in Mediterranean
‘We’re living in a shameful chapter for European history – we can’t even treat people like humans’
More refugees are dying in desperate attempts to reach safety in Europe than ever before as political leaders turn their backs on the continuing crisis.
At least 3,000 migrants have died in treacherous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea so far this year, drowning or being suffocated in the bottom of overcrowded smugglers’ boats.
The tragic benchmark was not reached until October 2015, which was the deadliest year on record and made the channel between Libya and Italy the most dangerous crossing in the world.