In July 2016, Caabu Director, Chris Doyle attended a conference on refugees in Kos. After the conference he visited a centre for refugees at risk and also the Muslim cemetery where 37 of those who drowned have been buried.
Here Chris explains the situation at the cemetery:
At the time, there were 677 refugees in Kos, of whom 155 are Syrian. Last summer Kos had 15,000.
Many of the refugees Chris spoke to feared that they would be sent back to Turkey under the EU-Turkey deal. They did now know what would happen to them and where they might land up.