Refugees from Syria are paying boat operators $3,000 for a one-way trip to Europe, according to a report by Foreign Policy.
The Syrians who are escaping the conflict are traveling to Europe, where they board boats off the coast of Alexandria. The journey takes up to two weeks to cross the Mediterranean sea. The journey is filled with many dangers, ranging from thieves on the boat to capsizing. In early October 2013, 350 people died when their boat crossing the Mediterranean sea capsized off the coast of Italy.
Source: Sophia Jones, “At Sea: Smugglers, shipwrecks, and the harrowing, tragic journey of Syrian refugees trying to get to Sweden.