The global award in photography and sustainability

Alixandra Fazzina
Omar, refugee smuggler

Linked to an international network of agents and traffickers, “big fish” Omar lights a cigarette. One of eight key human smugglers and traffickers working in Bossaso, he watches over a group of refugees at one of his safe houses as they prepare for the voyage to Yemen. He calls them “blood money”.

Series: A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia
April-December 2008
Bossaso, Somalia