PORTUGAL: “Mortes que não se contam – Deaths that don’t count”

One section of the cemetery in Castellammare del Golfo in Sicily has been reserved for drowned migrants. Just a few of them have names on them. Credit: Ingeborg Eliassen

In Europe, 2017, there are thousands of anonimous dead. This is a story about those who dedicate their effort to humanize the tragedy, struggling to identify the bodies, making burial ceremonies, recording the events. But those who die this way won’t become a political issue unless they are counted….

Read more in Portuguese via Il Pùblico: https://www.publico.pt/2017/01/29/politica/noticia/mortes-que-nao-se-contam-1759745