Today two boats carrying at least 100 immigrants each off the coasts of Libya have sunken and all are feared to have died. Five bodies have been found so far. These are words to remember every single day.
Also to remember a total of 559 deaths have been recorded in the Mediterranean so far this year, according to the International Organisation for Migration. About 5,000 were recorded for the whole of 2016. These words remind me constantly that I am an immigrant and that I was lucky once to leave a place that wasn't safe -
My heart breaks and my thoughts and prayers are with those in the water, those who wanted to chance for an alternative.