Sky Finds ‘Handbook’ For EU-Bound Migrants
The “rough guide” contains maps, tips and phone numbers of organisations which might help refugees making the perilous crossing.
Refugees arriving in Greece on people smugglers’ boats are given a ‘migrants handbook’ packed with tips, maps, phone numbers and advice about getting across Europe.
Among discarded life jackets and punctured rubber dinghies, Sky News discovered a tattered copy of the unique travel guide washed up on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos.
The booklet’s cover features a photograph of a young man on a beach at sunset, looking longingly out to sea, with oars at his feet after making the treacherous crossing.
The ‘rough guide’ is written in Arabic and contains phone numbers of organisations which might help refugees making the journey, such as the Red Cross and UNHCR.
Among those behind the booklet are organisations called WatchTheMed-Alarmphone and w2eu, which means ‘Welcome To Europe’.