The sailors prepare to throw a rope to the boat, but several men on board shout back, in Arabic: “We don’t want it.”

“You don’t want it?” asks one of the sailors. “You’ll die out here!”

After several attempts, the sailors manage to throw the rope on to the boat’s bow. A passenger throws it with an air of disdain into the water.

The sailors toss the rope again, and again the migrants throw it in the water.

They’ve paid hundreds of dollars — a huge fortune — for this leg of their perilous journey to the shores of southern Europe. It has cost them several thousand dollars to get to this point from their home…



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