According to Germany’s popular paper Spigel, every day, thousands of refugees entrust their lives to human smugglers as they make their way to Europe — and many of them die en route. It highlights that the smugglers are making large profits and have little interest in safety.
Source: Refugee Smuggling a Big Business in the Balkans – SPIEGEL ONLINE
Increasingly people smugglers are turning to the Balkans rather than the Mediterranean route. This insightful article from Spiegel highlights the greed of the smugglers and the terrible suffering of the migrants.
However, it’s not clear whether Germany’s open borders policy for migrants is encouraging the people smugglers to increasingly turn to the Balkan route?