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Refugees risk it all

Even daily tragedies at sea don’t stop Syrian refugees from risking their lives and those of their families trying to get to Europe from Turkey.
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The flow of refugees and immigrants seeking to reach Europe via the Mediterranean has become a flood, and the death toll continues to rise as more vessels try and fail to reach their destinations.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), which has 157 member countries, said more than 2,700 migrants and refugees died or went missing in Mediterranean waters in the first eight months of this year. 

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