Crossing the Mediterranean Sea

The boats that are bringing refugees from Turkey to Greece leave at night to cross the ocean in hopes of reaching Lesbon, Chios or Kos. Not everyone makes it to the other side since the boats are overcrowded, not secure and not meant to cross the ocean. The short ride of 15 km is ending for many refugees tragically when boats sink on the way.

 

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All Images © 2015 Felix Kleymann

The Gathering in Izmir

Izmir, Turkey
Izmir is one of the biggest seaports of the Mediterranean Sea. It has become one of the biggest regions for refugees who are trying to cross the ocean. Human traffickers are selling trips to the desperate refugees that are trying to get to Greece. The price: between $900 and $1500.

 

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All Images © 2015 Felix Kleymann