‘Safer than the land’

“You have to understand/ no one puts their children in a boat/ unless the water is safer than the land.” So goes the poem “Home” by Warsan Shire, which has become a rallying cry for refugees since the European crisis began in 2015. As Refugee Week draws to a close, the issue has dominated the news once more. Here are 12 pictures from crisis points around the world.

In Pictures:

‘Safer than the land’

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