More than 20 thousand people drowned or went missing in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea from 2014 to 2020, yet so many continue to cast off hoping to reach Europe. Do they know what they are risking?
It seems so, given that 3 out of 4 young people in Gambia say they personally know at least one person who died attempting the venture. But this awareness is not enough.
How much do spiritual and religious beliefs influence the decision to embark? We talked about this with Johanna Gereke, a researcher at the University of Mannheim and guest lecturer at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin.
Interview and editing by Giulia Riva,
Italian version by Gianluca Pozzoni.