Human Wrongs Watch

‘So far this year, the pace of drownings has only increased, setting 2016 on track to become the deadliest on record for those attempting to cross the Mediterranean.’

A young refugee girl cries as she waits for a bus to take her from the shore to a registration centre on the Greek island of Lesvos in this January 2016 file photo.  © UNHCR/Hereward Holland

GENEVA, 2 September 2016 (UNHCR) – A year ago today a photograph of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi’s small body washed up on a Turkish beach drew the world’s attention to the shocking danger and unfathomable loss experienced by thousands of refugees desperately trying to reach safety in Europe.

Unfortunately since then, the dangers faced by those fleeing across the Mediterranean have only worsened.

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