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  • Issue 41

A Desperate
Crossing.

Photograph: Martina Bjorn

Olivia Spili, of the NGO Sea-Watch, details a very different Mediterranean reality.
Words by Stephanie d’Arc Taylor.

During the last decade, the Mediterranean has become a route to Europe for people from all over the world looking for a better life. Libya and Tunisia are staging points for sea crossings, where vulnerable people are subject to horrific abuse, exploitation and torture by both the authorities and those who take their money to facilitate the journey. Europe and the rest of the world have turned a blind eye to the over 20, 000 people who are officially recorded

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This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-One

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