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Buried without a name: The tragedy of Europe's unidentified migrants

More than 1,250 unnamed men, women and children who died trying to cross the Mediterranean to seek a new life in Europe have been buried in unmarked graves in over 70 sites in Turkey, Greece and Italy since 2014, a BBC investigation has found.

Over the past two years it is estimated that thousands have lost their lives trying to cross into Europe.

Most are lost at sea, but many bodies have been washed ashore, bringing horror to the beaches of Greece, Italy and Turkey.

You can read their story here.

Video produced by Vladimir Hernandez and Daphne Tolis; filmed and edited by Vladimir Hernandez and Derrick Evans.

  • 10 May 2016
  • From the section Europe
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