Saturday, June 30, 2018

La mort dans le désert

For every migrant who dies on the Mediterranean, two die in the desert. When passing over the Sahara in November, I wrote about how the European Union has been moving the frontline in its undeclared “war on migration” south. Today, Swedish TV is telling the story of how ten thousands of migrants, some of them pregnant, are driven into the desert in Algeria where they are left to die.

Since 2015, the number of migrants arriving in Europe has fallen with more than 95%. Still, right-wing politicians keep stoking fears of unprecedented migration waves while the political left has remained completely silent about the human price behind this dramatic reduction.


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