As certain parts of the world experience economic hardships mostly due to bad governance and corruption, citizens tend to seek greener pastures in other lands even if it will cost them their lives.
There are always reports of people dying due to illegal migration but the more the reports, the higher the death toll.
Since 2014, Associated Press has counted approximately 60,000 migrants who are either dead or missing worldwide. The U.N.’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) attempt to count them recorded just half the number; 28,500. This is an indication that only few of the many deaths are recorded.
There is no sign of imminent solution to the canker since the borders keep tightening each day. The fact that there’s always a boat ready to take off and developed countries always tightening their borders would only increase the death toll.
The fear of losing ones life has been the campaign message, yet people are ready to gamble with their lives.
Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement
Akesse Moise Sanza, an Anti-Human Trafficking and Safe Migration Advocate, is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within his business and supply chain, and imposes the same high standards on his suppliers, contractors and other business partners. Akesse takes his responsibilities seriously and this statement constitutes his compliance pursuant to Human Trafficking Act, 2005 (Act 694).