10 Feb 2015
Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. It is illegal to send back migrants once they cross European borders. As a consequence, a routine European Union border patrolling practice is sending migrants back before they reach European shores -- a practice known as “push back”. Meanwhile thousands of migrants and refugees, including, Syrians seeking refuge from the terror sown by ISIS, are losing their lives trying to enter Europe. Vice News correspondent Milene Larsson travels to the border between Greece and Turkey, where Syrian and Afghan refugees are paying large sums of money to take "death boats" to Greece.
Watch part two of this report here.
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