The long journey to Europe
Project info

The European migrant crisis began in 2015, when a rising number of refugees and migrants made the journey to the European Union (EU) to seek asylum, traveling across the Mediterranean Sea.
One of the main disembark destinations was Lesbos island, Greece, from where more than 600,000 people passed through.
Many of these people are refugees from countries torn by war or internal conflicts such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
After paying thousands of dollars to smugglers, families embark on dinghies crammed beyond belief.
Not everyone makes it safe: many of them lose their lives due to bad weather conditions that often causes the boats to capsize.
To reach the final destinations will face a long journey….