Disturbing Images Show Boat Migrants’ Peril
They’re hard to look at and easy to ignore. But Reuters photojournalist Juan Medina’s prize-winning photographs of African migrants fighting — and losing — battles to cross the Mediterranean will be difficult to forget. In the wake of ship disasters that killed nearly 2,000 refugees this year, Europeans are focused on the plight of these huddled masses hoping for a tiny share of a rich continent’s bounty, with thousands being rescued in recent days. As their faces and stories suggest, impoverished Africans will continue dying for a better life.