“S is 31 years old. He arrived in Italy a little over a month ago, having made an exhausting journey on foot from Pakistan to Milan, via the Balkan route. To make the journey even harder, one of his feet was horribly broken and went untreated."
Bader, one of our team members on board Open Arms, sent us this video of the Mediterranean Sea last night.
Just look at it: this is the terrifying frontier that people searching for a better life must cross in order to reach Europe. They travel in packed, rickety boats without any guarantee of reaching their destination alive.
This situation is wrong. EMERGENCY is there because it is the right thing to do.
Bader, Paola, Eleonora: the @emergency_ngo team involved in the search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean.
— EMERGENCY (English) (@emergency_ngo) September 5, 2020