On 0ctober 30, 87 people trying to reach the Mediterranean sea died after being abandoned in the Sahara Desert when their drivers left them stranded to seek for help. The harrowing story of one the survivors, 14-year-old Shafa, highlights the plight of many migrants trying to reach Europe and the obstacles they face. In an article entitled “dying at the gates of Europe”, Philippe Rekacewicz, a french cartographer,  illustrates with a series of map the story of the migrants struggle from Africa to Europe [fr]:     

"Dying at the gates of Europe" by Philippe Rekacewicz  on Le Monde Diplomatique

“Dying at the gates of Europe” by Philippe Rekacewicz on Le Monde Diplomatique