Swallowed by the Sea: A Look at Recent Migrant Ship Deaths

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  • Top Destination
  • Dead At Sea
  • Scores Drown After Boat Sinks
  • Water Graveyards
  • Who's Responsible?
  • Dangerous Waters
  • A Deadly Year
  • Growing Death Tolls
  • Haitian Migrants Perish
  • Scores Dead After Boat Sinks
  • Only Caskets
  • The Gateway
  • Terrible Conditions

Who's Responsible?

These disasters shed light on a larger humanitarian concern and sparked debates over whether Europe should be held responsible for the wave of refugees seeking safety on its shores. As Italy’s transport minister said in a statement, the international community must “stop the traffickers of death who exploit the hope of the poor. It is a duty which we must take on, which the international community and in particular the European Union must take on.”

(Photo: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

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