PHOTOS: Migration crisis - 'Obstacle course to Europe'
All uses photos from new MSF report detailing the humanitarian impact of EU response to migration
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 —
A report released this week by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) ‘Obstacle course to Europe’ has described 2015 as the year that Europe catastrophically failed to address the Mediterranean sea crisis, and whose restrictive and cruel policies in fact actively contributed to the worsening of the crisis, causing untold suffering.
The following selection of 32 photos were taken by dedicated photographers who tracked the terrifying journeys of people over sea and land throughout 2015.
This selection includes powerful images from Italian photographer Alessandro Penso, recently selected for TIME’s Photo Story of the Year for his extensive coverage of the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe.
Alessandro approached MSF early in 2015 on wanting to focus on this topic. We collaborated with him throughout the year, in the places where MSF was providing relief. He joined our staff in the reception centres in Greece, followed traumatised migrants and refugees deep into the Balkans, and sailed aboard MSF’s joint-sea rescue boats across the Mediterranean.