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Passengers and Smugglers: The Business of Fleeing War

“Every boat has one passenger in charge of driving and one person who sends me a WhatsApp message every 60 seconds once they are on the water,” said a smuggler who called himself Kareem, as he explained the safety procedures of illegally crossing into Greece. If there is no message after a minute, Kareem said, he calls either the Turkish police or the Greek police, depending on the boat’s location.  The police then find the vessel and rescue the people, he said. But sometimes they...

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