In Pictures: Child Migrants on Lampedusa

BBC News

This photo series, courtesy of Save the Children, depicts the experiences of unaccompanied young people who travel from North Africa across the Mediterranean in hopes of reaching greater safety in Europe. The photos follow a group of children who travelled from Libya and other parts of North Africa and the Middle East to the Italian island of Lampedusa. The children who travel to Europe are often fleeing war zones but encounter other dangers on their journeys as they board unstable boats and use “unscrupulous traffickers” to get to Europe.