I Lost My Family in Malta Shipwreck
Matthew Bannister speaks to Shukri al-Assouli who lost his wife and children when the migrant boat they were travelling to Europe in capsized.
Last September, 500 migrants set sail from Egypt, bound for Europe. Most of them were fleeing war in Gaza and Syria. After four days at sea, the boat was allegedly rammed by traffickers, and capsized. Of the 500 people on board, only 11 people survived, including one baby. Shukri al-Assouli from Gaza was one of the survivors. Shukri lost his wife and his two young girls in the shipwreck.
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(Photo: Shukri al-Assouli. Credit: Janine Louloudi)