Dec. 18 is International Migrants Day, and 2014 was the deadliest year on record for migrants around the world. More than 3,000 drowned crossing the Mediterranean, over 500 died in the Bay of Bengal and at least 300 died trying to cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico. International Organization for Migrants Director General William Lacy Swing has called for urgent action to save lives.
The war in Syria has increased the already growing numbers of immigrants crossing the Mediterranean towards Europe, often via Libya. This has resulted in more boat accidents and deaths in the Mediterranean, particularly off the Italian island of Lampedusa. We follow the story of Syrians fleeing conflict, first to Libya and then to Europe on journeys fraught with danger and turmoil.
My name is Soufyan Bouharat and here is some photo material of my last summer vacation in Morocco. “2014
Rincón, M’Diq or Mediek (from the Berber Thaghmath, inArabic المضيق, meaning corner) is a Mediterranean town in Morocco located between Ceuta and Tétouan. It borders Mellaliyine in the south and Alliyene in the west. It has a surface of 480 hectares (1,200 acres), of which 153 hectares (380 acres) are urbanised. It had 60,000 inhabitants in 2003 and hosts more than 100,000 tourists each year.