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Europe Or Die – Part Two: Death Boats to Greece (1/2)

VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson visits the border between Greece and Turkey to find out what happens to the many migrants who perish while attempting to cross Greece's dangerous Evros river.

by VICE News
10 February 2015, 10:46am

Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers.

VICE News presents Europe or Die, a new four-part series that documents the efforts of those risking their lives to reach Europe, and the forces tasked to keep them out.

In episode two of our series, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson travels to the border between Greece and Turkey, where Syrian and Afghan refugees are paying large sums of money to take "death boats" to Greece.