G. and her two-year-old son were rescued by Life Support while crossing the Central Mediterranean, the world’s deadliest migration route.
“The father of my son is now in Libya,” the 22-year-old Eritrean told us. “We wanted to rescue little N. from that hell, but we did not have the money to pay for three people to take the trip. We told ourselves that our son should study and not live in a country where people are killed in the streets.”
Libya is not a safe place for migrants, who often face abuse, detention and extortion.
“My love sacrificed himself,” G. says. “Now I am afraid we will never see each other again.”