The family being pulled from the water
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Migrant family's near death experience brought to life

25 October 2013 Last updated at 11:05 BST

Two weeks ago, a boat crowded with refugees capsized after being riddled with bullets off the Libyan coast.

The BBC's Newsnight programme spoke to a family from Damascus who were thrown into the sea.

This is their harrowing story, voiced by an actor and illustrated by animations.