June 28, 2014

The Myth of a Mediterranean Invasion

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Never have there been so many bodies in the Mediterranean. There are the live ones, packed impossibly tightly onto grotesquely unseaworthy craft to make the passage from northern Africa to southern Europe; the 2014 tally is now approaching 60,000, already exceeding the total for 2013. And there are the dead ones: They’re almost impossible to count, but those who drown, die of exposure or starve almost certainly number close to 1,000 already. In October, more than 300 died in a single capsizing.

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