Alan Kurdi - the implications for understanding state actor complicity 2 [refugees don't fly] - parallax 4


These sensitivities are short-lived however. Teresa May, the current UK Prime Minister has been ‘criticised for describing refugees coming to the UK as a “swarm”. She later said she would not “allow people to break into our country’; Philip Hammond echoed this rhetoric by accusing refugees of ‘marauding” around Calais’ (Danthan and Saul, 2015).

There is accumulating evidence that policies of non-intervention, along with the ‘push-back’ policies now being even more vigorously enforced at key EU border-entry points actually contribute to the loss of life and suffering of those fleeing war-torn countries.


A YouTube video: Why Refugees Don't Fly by Professor Hans Rosling


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