Migrants in the Mediterranean – 360 video

Migrants in the Mediterranean Anatomy of a sea rescue in 360 video                 1   It has been called the world's most deadly migration route. The sea crossing from Libya to Europe has claimed more than 2,000 lives so far this year - as desperate men, women and […]

 

It has been called the world's most deadly migration route. The sea crossing from Libya to Europe has claimed more than 2,000 lives so far this year - as desperate men, women and children crowd on to small boats in the hope of finding a new life.

They're put there by people smugglers - who exploit them for huge sums. Most of them are picked up by charity boats before being taken to ports in Italy. The whole process has become increasingly controversial, with the charities being forced to defend their actions.

The BBC's Joe Inwood spent nearly a month on board the biggest ship in the region, run by Doctors Without Borders.

This is a special 360 film that allows you to explore how a rescue happens.

This is a 360 video

Use your mouse, trackpad or arrow buttons to look left, right, up and down.

It will not work in the Safari web browser - and is best experienced on the YouTube mobile app.

 

 

Credits

Producer
Joe Inwood

Online production
James Percy

Publication date
September 2017

See full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/migrants_in_the_mediterranean