Spanish activist Helena Maleno has saved thousands of lives by alerting maritime authorities to the locations of migrant boats in distress.

Helena Maleno - Credit: Fadel Senna (AFP), Getty Images
Helena Maleno - Credit: Fadel Senna (AFP), Getty Images
Sydney McCourt is Politics of Media and Representation major at the University of William and Mary, currently studying media, political science, and Arabic in Rabat.