The Harriet Tubman of Mediterranean migrants
May 8, 2015
Nawal Soufi has become a lifeline for Syrian refugees making the treacherous trek to Europe
Every day, hundreds of Syrians board rickety vessels, usually in Libya, hoping to make it to Italy. Some 1,800 migrants have died along the route so far this year. As Europe scrambles to respond to the humanitarian crisis, Nawal Soufi posts updates to her Facebook page and often receives distress calls before the Italian Coast Guard does.