Migrants die, the world looks the other way


From the north of France to the Aegean Sea, from the Mediterranean to Mexico, the number of deaths at our borders is rising.  More than 24,000 people are officially known to have perished on the perilous Mediterranean sea route alone since 2014. Yet these recurring tragedies produce no reaction from our political leaders. In this opinion article Mediapart's Nejma Brahim says this casual acceptance of migrant deaths cannot continue.

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How long will we continue to abandon migrants to their own fate, leaving them forced to take dangerous routes via often unscrupulous people traffickers because they have no legal migration options? It is a question that deserves to be asked as migrants continue to die in tragic circumstances around the world without the slightest reaction from politicians.