Washington Post documentary begins as follows: “With land routes largely blocked, more than 1 million people braved a journey by sea to get to Europe last year – the most in modern history. Half crossed from the Turkish coast to the enchantingly beautiful Greek island of Lesbos, the first port of call in Europe.
The sea journey on the Turkish shores, where smugglers pack boats that are meant for 20 people with 40 or more.
In the most common landing areas, along the island’s north shore, the Turkish coast is just five miles away. The crossing takes as little as an hour, but the trip can be deadly in bad weather…”
See documentary (with interactive features) here.