Migration Media Award: First Place, TV Category Arabic
Author: Sameh Ellaboody
Title: The Eastern Gateway
Following the EU’s agreement with Turkey in March 2016, the journalist followed the path of the Syrian refugees through the tightened control over the Balkan crossing and the return of refugees to Turkey. This decision led to a partial suspension of the passage of Syrian refugees to Greece and from there to the heart of Europe. This suspension caused the refugees from Izmir to be resettled to Sudan, which is open to Syrian refugees without a visa. From there the went across the desert to Egypt and from Egypt to Italy through illegal immigration boats.
The reporter began to trace the illegal immigration trips of the Syrian families and youth. The refugees had a difficult experience crossing the Sudanese border and reaching Aswan. The reporter began to follow their journey in Egypt and managed to board an illegal immigration boat carrying refugees with other immigrants to Italy.
تحقيق: سامح اللبودي الحياة: على الطريق الصحراوي بين السودان ومصر، يقف مهرب وعدد من اللاجئين السوريين يتأملون طفلتين سوريتين تزيلان الرمال عن جثة والدتهما، بينما يعمل رفاق رحلة الهروب على دفنها في هذا الوادي الذي انتهت فيه رحلة الأم الهاربة من جحيم الحرب، بحثاً عن حياة آمنة.