They hide inside suitcases. Under the bottom of cars. Or even inside the back bumper. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been paying thousands of dollars to cross the Mediterranean—for a trip that, they know, might end up in death. Yet, a thin chance at life somewhere else is better than the absence of a future at home.
The people crossing the Mediterranean have the desperation of those with nothing left to lose. They risk their lives in the pursuit of a fundamental human right, that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security.”
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