Sudanese poet Abdel Wahab Yousif
Abdel was one of 45 people who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast around the 19th August 2021. The ship was shot at by a group of men and caught fire. Authorities from Libya, Malta and Italy were all called to provide assistance but no one came to their rescue,
The tragedy marked the largest number of fatalities in 2021.
The boat was carrying 82 people, with the 37 survivors coming from Senegal, Mali, Ghana and Chad.
At least five children also drowned that day – and poet Abdel had uncannily predicted their deaths, his own and the death of others in a horrifyingly apt poem of his - the link to it is below.