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Bronze winner in Editorial / General News / 2021


  • Photographer
    Selene Magnolia
  • Agency / Studio
    Selene Magnolia
  • Prize
    Bronze winner in Editorial / General News / in

Central Mediterranean, February 2021. People in distress at sea, attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya on a wooden boat. The survivors were rescued in a dramatic operation by the crew of rescue ship Sea-Watch 3. On the same day, 15 other people had died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast, and 100 people were pushed back to torture and detention in Libya. The Mediterranean sea is today the deadliest border to Europe, where the lack of safe corridors and official rescue structures have killed since 1993 over 40.555 people. 1396 people have died in the Mediterranean sea in 2021 alone.