A Perilous Crossing Exhibit
- Dates:May 10, 2016 - May 21, 2017 ( Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
- Location:Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- Times:Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday: Closed
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In 2015, more than one million refugees and migrants faced a dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea. Desperate to reach safety in Europe, they were fleeing war, persecution and instability in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea and Pakistan.
One in five was a child.
More than 3,600 people died while attempting the crossing, crammed onto decrepit boats and inadequate rafts.
A Perilous Crossing, an exhibit in the Rights Today gallery, offers a moving and thought-provoking look at the rescue of migrants at sea during this harrowing crisis. It features video, photographs and artifacts collected during rescue operations carried out by humanitarian workers from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders and Migrant Offshore Aid Station.
Image Credit: MSF/Anna Surinyach