2017 World Press Photo|地中海移民 Mediterranean Migration

海平面 訴說著難民求活求安的無盡渴望......
2017世界新聞攝影展 / 2017World Press Photo
展期|10am-6pm / 10.28-11.19(周一休)
展場|Studio 94 /士林區仰德大道二段94號

Mathieu Willcocks /法國
地中海移民 / 突發新聞 系列 第三名

Mathieu Willcocks / France
Mediterranean Migration
Spot News, third prize stories
Refugees cram into the hold of a boat containing more than 500 people, off the coast of Libya.
Conflict, persecution, political instability and poverty in parts of Africa and the Middle East continued to compel people to make dangerous sea crossings to seek a better life in Europe. Following a migration deal between the EU and Turkey, the numbers of refugees crossing the Aegean to Greece dropped, but arrivals in Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa, went up sharply. According to the UNHCR, 181,436 people made that crossing in 2016, an 18 percent increase on 2015. Refugees are frequently crammed into unseaworthy craft, often without lifejackets or sufficient food, water or fuel. Many do not survive the three-day journey to Italy. Rescue vessels operated by NGOs and charities patrol international waters off the north Libyan coast to assist people in distress.

Mathieu Willcocks
1988年Mathieu Willcocks出生於巴黎,並在香港長大。
Mathieu Willcocks was born in Paris in 1988 and grew up in Hong Kong.