Migration Media Award: Third Place, Online Category
Author: Vladimir Hernandez
Date of Publication: 10/5/2016
Title: Buried without a name
Short summary: This is the unknown story of the hundreds of migrants who drown trying to reach Europe and fade into anonymity after their identities are completely lost. For several months the BBC team started mapping the numerous burial sites across Turkey, Italy and Greece where dead migrants had been buried without any identification in graves marked by numbers (normally the number of the file kept by the authorities).
The untold story of Europe’s drowned migrants More than 1,250 unnamed men, women and children have been buried in unmarked graves in 70 sites in Turkey, Greece and Italy since 2014, a BBC investigation has found. The majority died trying to cross the Mediterranean to seek a new life in Europe.