• Published on 4 Jul 2017

    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…

  • Published on 16 May 2017 Sections World

    They have left everything they knew and they have risked everything they have: now thousands of migrants trying to make it to Europe are getting caught up in the terrifying grip of people smuggling and extortion. This programme has obtained dramatic footage,┬ácaptured by filmmaker Marco Salustro, showing the gangs who intercept migrant vessels at sea…