The crisis in the Mediterranean: article roundup

The crisis in the Mediterranean: article roundup

30 April 2015

The tragedy of escalating migrant deaths in the Meditarrean has many blaming 'traffickers'. Below are a few thoughtful responses from the last two weeks:

On Beyond Trafficking and Slavery Heaven Crawley explains how the European immigration system becomes a war on migrants. Judith Sunderland and Bill Frelick  from Human Rights Watch discuss the mismatch between humantarian rhetoric and inhumane responses to the crisis. In The Guardian Alexander Betts draws on the response to a past crisis to provide answers to the present one. Anne T Gallagher addresses the dirty business of smuggling head on: monsters or saviours?