The overcrowded dinghy floats quietly on the yet calm sea. It is raining slightly.
The motor has stopped working a long time ago. In the distance, a storm is approaching.
Ahead is just the long, night on the lonely sea. Probably the last night for these lost souls.
This piece is a part of the project “Out of Africa” focusing on the African migration crisis.
As Libya has become the gatekeeper to the safe haven of Europe many lay their lives in the hands of human smugglers.
They set out on the 200 miles deadly journey on the Mediterranean Sea in overcrowded dinghies made of cheap plastic and equipped with tiny engines with limited fuel. Most of the boats are only made to just make it into international waters 13 miles from the coast of Libya.
30% of the profit of this painting will go to MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station).