A six-minute-animated film called “Sorry I Drowned” is inspired by a letter allegedly found on the body of someone who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.
“While we may not know of the truth behind who wrote the letter, we do know that what it depicts is real. This reality cannot continue,” according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders.
The film, created by Studio Kawakeb in Beirut and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders, sketches the refugee crisis of those forced to cross the sea looking for safety.
As wars continue to fail millions of people to stay in their countries and protect their hometowns and families, the sea takes the lives of thousands of people on their way to ‘safety’. Each year, more refugees drown in desperate attempts to reach Europe.
According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), more than 3,740 were found dead in the Mediterranean in 2015.
William Spindler, a spokesman for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says that the number of people who lost their lives in the Mediterranean in 2016 passed 5,000.
“That means that on average, 14 people have died every single day this year in the Mediterranean trying to find safety or a better life in Europe,” Spindler added.
While the number of refugees continues to increase fleeing wars, MSF aims at raising awareness about the sufferings that the refugees and migrants are enduring, as they have no other choice but undertake this deadly journey.
MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.
MSF has been conducting Search and Rescue activities for two years to further spread awareness about the refugee crisis.