BBC Video On Greek Efforts To Rescue Migrants In Mediterranean Sea



Rescue Migrants
Earlier today, BBC’s international correspondent Murad Shishani presented a video capturing the agonizing daily efforts of the Greek coastguards to rescue migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better life for themselves and their families.

The video shows a small but crowded migrants’ boat coming from the Turkish coast to Greece. At first, the journalist suspects that the boat passengers are of Syrian origin and he tries to communicate with them in order to confirm their identity.

After ten minutes of negotiations and exhortations, migrants agree to ashore delivering women and children first. Both Murad Shishani and a Greek coastguard speak of the emotionally intriguing restlessness and despair that is mirrored in their faces.

The video closes with brief interviews of people talking about the unknown reasons that led them to the decision to travel by boat in the Mediterranean as well as their plans for the future.

According to the Greek government, over 18,000 migrants have approached Greek shores this year. A great number of migrants reach the small island of Leros nearly on a daily basis.

Watch the video below:


2 COMMENTS

  1. GR Ah well they are only “migrants” if they were illegals that would be a different matter.

  2. Leftists “feel” instead of “think”. Only when it affects them personally do they react but by then it is too late. If they wish to be feel charitable they can open their checkbooks and homes to the migrants, but not at my and your expense and risk..

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.