As certain parts of the world experience economic hardships, 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 (as at February 2018) 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 there’s always a boat ready to take off.
The high possibility of losing ones life has been the campaign message, yet people are ready to gamble with their lives.
The comments under the Facebook post below sum it all:
The fight against illegal migrations and human trafficking starts from us, the professionals in the travel industry. We should not allow our outfit to be used in one way or the other to promote these acts.
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).