Bereket is a 13-years-old Eritrean boy who embarks on the dangerous journey to and through Libya. in Libya, he dreams of returning home to his mother, whom he hasn’t seen for five years.
When he was eight, Bereket's father died and he, his sister and their mother moved in with an uncle. The uncle did not treat them well and Bereket decided to escape. He wanted to find a way to help his mother. Together with other people he walked to a refugee camp in a neighbouring country.
He stayed there for two years and made some friends but could not help his mother. One day a friend called him from Libya and asked him to join him to go to Europe. The friend said this was the best way Bereket could help his family. Bereket hesitated, but then he left with two girls.
They walked a long way until a car came and picked them up. They were taken to a house where they had to stay for two weeks and were constantly beaten and humiliated. Then more cars arrived with more people on board and the convoy left for Libya.
In Libya, they were kept in a traffickers’ camp and had to witness the most horrible violence. People were beaten in front of them to force them to pay ransom. Bereket and the two girls planned to escape and he and one of the girls managed to get away. The other girl was caught and Bereket does not know what happened to her. He and the girl were picked up by the police and brought to a detention centre, where he now is hoping that he will be sent home and finally be with his mother again.