The global award in photography and sustainability

Alixandra Fazzina
Somali refugees departing Shimbiro Beach to board smugglers’ boats to Yemen

Looking back anxiously as they try to locate friends and relatives, a group of Somali refugees stand in choppy, shoulder-deep water as they board a smuggler’s vessel at a remote beach in Somalia. Only eleven of the people who took this boat were to ever reach Yemen alive.

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