Lesbos / Emden Irrespective of the European Union's political decisions and regardless of the huge risks involved in crossing the Mediterranean stretch from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, people are fleeing in the face of war in their devastated homelands and risking their lives in the process. "The intensified border controls are forcing the refugees to take their chances under the cover of darkness. They are in many cases literally left to their own devices, adrift at sea in overcrowded hardshell or inflatable dinghies, and that is a very dangerous situation", reports Carlos Glatz. The young paramedic used his time off to spend two weeks working as volunteer for the non-profit NGO "Sea-Watch" in the port on the east coast of Lesbos. His motivation: "No-one should have to die at sea."