Monday February 17, 2020

EU creates its own hellish Trump-style wall in our name

While European leaders talk in liberal terms about migration, their policies in the Med are as tough on migrants as those of the US president

25th August, 2019
European policy and money have trapped Asian and African migrants in a circle of hell Pic: AP

It is now four years since three-year-old Alan Kurdi, from Syria, was washed up on a Turkish beach. The photograph of the drowned toddler provoked global outrage. Europe’s leaders (mostly) responded with statements of solidarity. “A Europe-wide mobilisation is urgent,” said then French prime minister Manuel Valls.

Earlier this summer, the bodies of Óscar Martínez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria, from El Salvador, were washed up on the bank of the...

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