A photographic journey through the refugees and migrant’s real tragedy, recreating an iconic image of The Divine Comedy. Find out stories of a dantesque reality that no one deserves to face.
Original illustration by Gustavo Doré, for the Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, written in the 14th century.
New illustration, recreated with real pictures of migrants and refugees.
Refugees in the world 14.2 Million
Central african refugees arriving in chad
Chad received thousands of Central Africans fleeing from fires and violent attacks in their home country.
Refugees in the world 15.2 Million
Internally displaced people’s needs in mogadishu
Epidemics, draughts, malnutrition and conflicts have made Somalia a very difficult place to live in.
Refugees in the world 15.4 Million
Sudanese refugees in the bambasi camp
Children – the most vulnerable group – received malnutrition treatment and measles vaccine.
Refugees in the world 16.7 Million
South SudanAPR 30
Yida refugee campJUL 01
Pneumonia vaccination in Yida
MSF provided healthcare to tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees in Yida, adults and children alike.
Instability and lack of safety in Afghanistan displace people to the country’s capital, Kabul.
Refugees in the world 19.5 Million
Central African RepublicFEB 07
Extreme violence in car
A brutal crisis in the Central African Republic displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
South-sudanese refugees in northern uganda
Violence and food shortages led South-Sudanese refugees to flee to Uganda.
Democratic Republic of CongoJUL 21
Displaced by the conflict in drc
In regions affected by conflict, vulnerable people were deprived of access to healthcare.
South SudanNOV 21
Fighting malaria in south sudan
Northern Bahr al-Ghazal had one of the highest mother and child death rates in South Sudan.
Refugees in the world 21.3 Million
Migrants reception centre in pozzallo
Young Mohamad’s promising soccer career was interrupted by war in Syria.
First msf search and rescue operation
Until 2015, that had been the deadliest year in record in regard to Mediterranean crossings.
Rescue in the mediterranean
The Bourbon Argos ship was the first safe refuge these rescued migrants encountered in months.
Migrants in the greek island of kos
Migrants reach Greece through Turkey, in the pursuit of survival or better living conditions.
The pursuit of a safe home
People rescued on the Mediterranean Sea in transit to Italy aboard the Bourbon Argos.
A difficult escape route through the sea
The Dignity I boat backed up search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.
Central African RepublicSET 03
Displaced by violence
The Central African Republic has seen years of conflicts, displacements and shortages of health resources.
Survivors in the mediterranean
In their escape by sea, some are lucky enough to be rescued. Others don’t reach a safe destination.
REFUGEES IN DUNKIRK
Refugees settled in the Grande-Synthe camp were living in inhumane conditions.
Central African RepublicDEC 17
A life of struggling and surviving
In Bangui, Amina and thousands of other internally displaced people take shelter in improvised camps.
Refugees in the world 22.5 Million
Life in an iraqi camp
Thousands of IDPs lost loved ones and belongings in the Iraq battles.
A dangerous seaway
Scars denounce the dangers of the seaway journey or the tortures suffered in Libya.
Democratic Republic of CongoMAY 26
The pursuit of proper care
About 3,500 refugees from the Central African Republic lived near this border.
South SudanJUN 14
Difficult conditions in the protection of civilians site in malakal
Tens of thousands of IDPs try to live safely in Malakal.
Life with no freedom
Uncertain of the future, refugees are often affected by anxiety and depression.
Winter weather and rough sea
Even in the winter and through the rough sea, migrants do not give up on the dangerous crossing to Europe.
Refugees in the world 25.4 Million
Displaced people and refugees in the diffa region
Thousands of IDPs and refugees live in Diffa, fleeing conflict in the Chad Lake region.
Living on the mountains
Access to healthcare is a challenge in Pakistan, especially for those living in isolated, conflict-ridden areas.
Thousands of rohingya flee to bangladesh
By the end of 2017, violence from the Myanmar government had led over 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.
Refugees in the world 25.9 Million
Violence forces thousands of congolese people out of their country
Refugees from the DRC who escaped violence in Ituri reach Uganda.
Preparing for the monsoons in kutupalong camp
The coming rain might destroy shelter and cause diseases in Rohingya refugee camps.
A life of trauma and resilience
Violence and difficult life conditions in camps have terrible consequences on the mental health of Rohingya refugees.
Violence and abuse on the way to the us
Migrants held up by American policies at the Mexican border are in risk of being kidnapped, extorsions, raped, tortured and executed.
War displaces thousands
Since 2015, the war in Yemen has led to mass displacement and the collapse of the healthcare system.
Refugees in the world 25.9 Million**The latest available data published by UNHCR about the number of refugees in the world is from 2018.
Fleeing violence in rann
Thousands of refugees in bodo
An attack in Rann, Nigeria, led thousands of people to run to Bodo, in Cameroon.