The €8,000 ticket: the migrants crossing the Mediterranean by yacht

Wealthier migrants and refugees – doctors, lawyers, professors – can pay for a level of safety and comfort that others can’t afford

Only the wealthiest migrants and refugees could afford to pay for a voyage on the 10-metre yacht that sailed under a Ukrainian flag.

Today that sailboat is under police guard along with a dozen other luxury vessels impounded at the Sicilian port of Augusta. Its former skipper, Andrej, has recently been released from prison after serving a one-year sentence for aiding illegal immigration.

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Link to article: www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/14/luxury-landings-the-migrants-crossing-the-mediterranean-by-yacht

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