This is the story of five friends - Moaaz, Majd, Rasha, Kinan and Khalid - who fled war-torn Syria to embark on a perilous trip to reach Europe. Not all of them made it. So far this year an estimated 3,000 migrants have died attempting this same journey. Despite this the UK government has stopped its support for search and rescue operations to prevent migrants and refugees drowning in the Mediterranean, claiming they simply encourage more people to attempt the dangerous sea crossing. This political decision will condemn men, women and children to death because, out of desperation, people will still do whatever they can to escape poverty and persecution. The only humane option is to open borders and allow the free movement of people across the planet.
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