Refugee Crossings

by Amnon Gutman

A Nigerian woman recovers on a Sea-Watch rescue vessel. She and other refugees were found drifting in a boat off the coast of Libya.

Refugees and migrants being pulled from the water after falling into the Mediterranean.

Rescued refugee children, wrapped in thermal blankets against the wind and cold.

In transit to Europe: a boat filled with refugees and migrants who were picked up less than thirty miles from Libya, attempting to cross the Mediterranean in small boats. They are waiting to be transferred to the Italian Coast Guard.


Amnon Gutman

Amnon Gutman is a photographer based in Israel.

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