Hassen (39, Mahdia, Tunisia), 12 October 2017.

Hassen (39, Mahdia, Tunisia), 12 October 2017.

  Faoizi (21, Mahdia, Tunisia), 12 October 2017.

Faoizi (21, Mahdia, Tunisia), 12 October 2017.

Meet Hassen and Faoizi.

 

Meet Hassen and Faoizi.

39 and 21 years old, respectively, and from Mahdia, Tunisia.

To reach Lampedusa they crossed the Mediterranean Sea.

Their journey took 30 hours across the channel from the seaside town of Mahdia, located about 220 kilometers south of the Tunisian capital, Tunis, to Lampedusa.

Unlike the migrants departing Libya from Sub-Saharan Africa who survive at the whim of their traffickers, Tunisians arrive by their own means. Hassen and Faoizi took a boat they chartered themselves, and brought with them food and water to complete the trip.

Hassen said he was not scared on the open sea.

Both landed in Lampedusa 12 October 2017 and plan to go to France where they have family.

Hassen and Faoizi are amazing human beings.