Published on 4 Jul 2017

The role of people smugglers in the migrant crisis

Correspondent

This week and last, we’ve been reporting on the migrant crisis across the Mediterranean and the political tensions faced by countries like Italy, where many of the arrivals are landed. The people smugglers are a major part of that desperate equation – both along the North African shores and as the migrants set off out to sea. A warning: there are some distressing images in this report.