He came ashore with over 200 other migrants and refugees, but for him landing in Europe was especially momentous: it was his birthday.
In the last two days, over 1,500 people have come ashore in Pozzallo and Augusta, Sicily.
"I couldn’t let my sons be made into child soldiers, I couldn’t let my daughters have no future. It’s the dream of their future that led me. And we are alive."
"Health is a right for everyone".
"The worst part was in Libya. They made us work and then stole everything we’d earned."