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How do you humanise a 'migrant'?

Over 5,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean since 2015.That was the year where we began to talk about a migrant "crisis" - as around one million people tried to reach Europe's shores. As Europe became consumed with headlines and statistics, the stories of those who died en route were little known.

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Journalist Taina Tervonen wanted to change that. She arrived in Italy, in the aftermath of a shipwreck that killed 800 people, and decided to retrace the steps of one of those who died.

It was a year-long journey that eventually became a book, "In the Land of the Missing", published this month in France.

Tervonen sat down with Nadia Massih to discuss it.

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