Of course let us not forget those that help smuggle people illegally all over the world and do so just for money. They are often persons involved with criminal organizations that often pay off key politicians, border security and local police staff. They don't care about the people or the needs or cause, just the last bits of money they can extract, maybe extort more from their families, even abandoning them for death once they got their money. Of course some of those in the smuggling trades are looking for fast cash, perhaps for their own need for cash, greed or drug habits
We saw yesterday 70 were found dead in an abandoned refrigerated box van truck from Hungary in eastern Austria, the dead apparently from Syria from some of the papers found on some of their bodies. This has also happened too many times into the USA as well with despite people found dead or near dead in box trucks, trailers, sea shipping containers and train freight cars.
The real problem needed to be address is why are all these people migrating from much of the world to the EC
and the USA. Several factors seem to be in play:
No work, or not paying enough to survive on themselves or their families
Economic instability (even within the EC
Not enough food, water or other needs
Consolidation of farms and ranches into large corporate ones with improved efficiency meaning fewer jobs.
Only a few very rich families control all the wealth, property and government and therefor the masses.
Massive corruption in their governments
Wars and conflicts over territory, ethnic/family clans, religion, water and mineral rights.
Ethnic Cleansing by governments or regional power groups
ISIS, al-Queda and other religious connected terrorism groups
Ethnic, tribal or religious discrimination
Women and children facing being put into the sex trades or being raped, sexually or otherwise abused
Droughts, short and long term climate change, lack of water or pollution, declining soils, crops ruined by blights, insect infestations, excess use of fertilizers or pesticides or destruction as part of wars and conflicts
Political repression, arrest, imprisonment or fear of it.
In some places the violence of the drug trade over turf, rights, routes.
Populations too large to be supported by the land.
Land and wealth confiscated or taken by powerful persons, corporations, governments including for mineral wealth, cattle or farming
The long-term affects of European and USA colonialism, economic and local political control
Until we can deal with issues such as these, more will continue to risk losing their life for survival for themselves or their families by taking the life threatening migration to the EC
and the USA.