It’s difficult for people to conceptualize quantities in large numbers, such as the tens of thousands of people who have died on their journey to Europe, seeking refuge from conflict and poverty.
On Friday, the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel turned the mounting death tolls into something that would help readers picture the pain: a list of more than 33,000 names of people who have died attempting to reach Europe.
We want to honor them on the one hand, and at the same time make it clear that every line tells a story.
Last year was the deadliest yet for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea: More than 5,000 perished or went missing during their journey to Europe, according to the U.N. International Organization for Migration.
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