Another hot summer along the southern coasts of Europe and more migrations, without any kind of structural solution. Not even an incomplete solution has been proposed. As usual, we take our cue from the statistics to help us frame the debate in order to best analyze the policies.
An Eritrean priest who helps migrants in North Africa reach safe ground. Father Mussie Zerai, before being ordained a priest, was himself a migrant. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and included among Time’s most influential figures in the world, he tells his story and how he too crossed the sea.
Labour exploitation, child marriage, and unprepared authorities. That’s what happens when refugees are excluded from any form of human rights and from the human beings status. All this is documented in a Caritas report on trafficking of human beings analysing ten countries in the Euro-Mediterranean area.