An exhausted 14-year-old boy waits for help in a dusty refugee reception area. He has open sores on his arms where he has been deliberately burnt with cigarettes.
An 11-year-old girl has left school, too depressed and withdrawn to continue after being raped three times in a matter of months.
A woman of 23 cradles her eight-month-old baby in a reception centre in Italy. She is waiting to hear whether the culmination of a seven-year journey during which she was raped, stabbed and imprisoned five times, will be a return to a country where she has no family, no money and no prospects.
These are just a few of the people travelling today across the central Mediterranean. Many will have left their homes months or even years ago.
They are moving for diverse reasons: some are fleeing conflict and persecution, others move because of poverty, loss of livelihood or lack of opportunity.
All of them have a story to tell.