A newly-arrived refugee in Sicily describes the traumatic Mediterranean crossing.
An update from Sicily.
“In front of me, in the middle of the sea between Italy and Libya, were hundreds of youngsters. We rescued them one by one.”
Migrant Response, Italy: N. and H. both came ashore with their families, but on their boats there were around 100 Egyptian children who came alone.
He came ashore with over 200 other migrants and refugees, but for him landing in Europe was especially momentous: it was his birthday.