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Global Trends 2014: Flight to Safety | by UNHCR
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Global Trends 2014: Flight to Safety

Hundreds of refugees and migrants aboard a fishing boat are pictured moments before being rescued by the Italian Navy as part of their Mare Nostrum operation in June 2014. Among recent and highly visible consequences of conflicts around the world, and the suffering they have caused, has been a dramatic growth in the number of refugees seeking safety by undertaking dangerous sea journeys, including on the Mediterranean.

The Italian Coastguard / Massimo Sestini

 

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Taken on June 7, 2014