Category Migration

Hate.

In the wake of continued demonstrations of terrorism of the worst kind by jihadist insurgents, ISIS, or Da’esh as is perhaps the more appropriate way of describing them, there has been a noticeable, and predictable, surge in anti-Muslim sentiment. This has come from the already stirring right-wing elements of European politics, as well as from […]

How Will Climate Change Affect Refugees?

The way that the states of the European Union have dealt with the current and ongoing migration ‘crisis’ has been frustrating both for migrants seeking a better, safer life with basic human rights, and for current European citizens. These citizens have, for the most part, been relatively accommodating to the large numbers of people entering their […]

Migrant Crisis: Acceptance

My last post about this issue suggested that individual stories would change our opinions about the humanitarian crisis unfolding all over Europe. The recent turnaround in perspective by the Daily Mail suggests that this is true.  The impact of photojournalism is well-known and can change history – look at Vietnam, Bosnia, and Fallujah. The turning point […]

Migrant “Crisis”: Changing our perceptions.

Recently I posted about the dehumanisation of the Calais migrants by the media and the government. This has continued, and in light of the news emerging today that 70 Syrian asylum-seekers have been found dead in an Austria-bound lorry, I have decided to post again. The general public’s perception of “Europe’s Migrant Crisis” has largely been […]

Migrant “Crisis”: Humans? or Animals?

Catrin Nye’s short (12mins) documentary from ‘the Jungle’, a makeshift refugee camp, in Calais highlights some of the issues which surround the British people and government’s attitude towards the ‘swarm’ of migrants attempting to cross the channel. Atif and his friends set up a donation drive in Peterborough to collect food and other supplies for […]