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Misrah, an undocumented migrant worker, and her family, left their home in Ethiopia hoping for a better life. Instead, her three children are now dead, drowned during a perilous sea crossing across the Gulf of Aden, when the overloaded boat smuggling them into the country capsized.
A shipwreck off the Libyan coast has reportedly claimed the lives of 130 people, despite SOS calls for help.
Some governments are using COVID-19 as an excuse to double down on border closures as well as using migration policy to demonstrate the robustness of their response to it.
For many refugees fleeing their home countries, destinations in northern Europe were the ultimate goal. But what happened when they got there?
On the misconceptions regarding asylum seekers pushed not only by anti-immigration activists and the media, but also the government. Reality is very different when you take the time to look at it.
While we froth over stories of barriers in the Channel and wave machines to push migrant boats back into French waters, we must not take our eyes off the Home Office’s current inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and violations of the law.
With protests taking place against asylum seekers, and being the eternal optimist that I am, let’s try and fully address this whole thing about “first safe country” and why it has no basis in either law or reality, along with a couple of other things.