‘In the fetid bowels the last of an estimated 200 people that were below deck on a fishing boat carrying 416, wait for the rescue team to evacuate them. Many of them were Bangladeshis, who had lived in Libya as skilled guest workers until the security situation made it untenable to remain, forcing them to take the only route possible where already over 1800 had died in the past 6 months in hopes of getting to safety.’ JASON FLORIO
Recently published, along with exclusive black and white portraits of rescued migrants and refugees, a 35-page feature, in VQR – Virginia Quarterly Review – Winter 2016 edition. See more of Florio’s images and read the full feature here.
Jason Florio: ‘Completing the first recorded source-sea navigation of the River Gambia, documenting life along one of Africa’s the last, major, free-flowing rivers – a 1044km expedition, by canoe and motorcycle, with my wife and expedition partner, Helen (Jones-Florio).‘
How do you protect yourself? How do you measure risk? Other questions, and more, answered by Jason more, on the Battleface website
‘Some 150,000 migrants are believed to have reached Europe by sea to date so far in 2015, with virtually all of them landing in Italy (74,947) or Greece (75,970), according to the International Organisation for Migration.. .’ read more on Migrant Report, by Mark Micallif