Odds and Ends
13 3, 3:12am
That's exactly the problem. They don't know any better and that's where the traffickers draw their advantages. They convince the refugees to spend their lifetime savings, promising a better life, but concealing the huge risks that await them. Even if they aren't stopped midway or even drown/end up dead, they will have very little chance to get into the country anyways. They take the money and just don't care anymore. It's too much of a risk if you're not in immediate danger.
It's sad how people downvote your comment, like it is okay to betray the refugees and burden the helping countries with even more bureaucracy, making it only harder to help those in actual desperate need.