“The Escape Route of Death”

Photo by Espen Rasmussen / VII for VG.

"In four meter high waves, the air leaks mercilessly out of the rubber boat — with 65 people on board. How will they survive the Mediterranean?"

In October, Espen Rasmussen spent three weeks on the MSF search and rescue ship, the Geo Barents, in the Mediterranean, for VG. During that time, he documented how refugees and migrants — many of them minors — are risking everything to get out of Libya.