A few years ago (before the pandemic), a fellow on a train in Denmark asked me for directions, and we go into a conversation.
He was a Syrian on his way to a job interview. He had had a business in Syria, until it was destroyed by a bombing raid.
He escaped Syria on one of those untrustworthy boats, which in his case sank. Most of those on that boat drowned, but he was able to tread water for 6 hours — with a 4-year-old child in his arms (he did not say that it was his child), — until he was rescued.