Odije  ·  West Africa

Why We Flee: “Water, Water, Water!”

My family looks to me to support them.

Editing by Twila Bird
Photography by Kristi Burton
Odije Moses

My family looks to me to support them. My country has no economy, no opportunity. I decided to go to Europe but I had to go through Libya first. In the desert, we crowded onto a truck. It carried about 27 people. On our way, our tire fell off. The desert was so hot. Some of our people were dying. They kept saying, “water, water, water.” Three people died.

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