They come from impoverished and war-torn countries like Sudan or Syria, in hopes of a better life.

But for some migrants, their journey ends in death on the Mediterranean.

On this edition of Global Journalist, we look at why these people are making the trek in the first place, and if there are any solutions to the growing problem.

This week’s guests:

  • Niels Frenzen, a law professor at the University of Southern California who specializes in migration law
  • Aurora Moreno, editor of the Spanish blog Por Fin en Africa
  • Gregory Maniatis, senior advisor to the United Nations Representative for Migration, and senior European Policy Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute