Diplomatic stalemate in the EU makes it difficult for rescuers to save the migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, a recent report by Oxfam reveals that the living conditions in transit camps on the Greek islands are getting miserable.
In Europe and the US, the right wing continued to fan the flame of hatred against migrants for electoral gain even as institutions failed to stand up to this propaganda. The victims of all this were the migrants.
Using tear gas and rubber bullets, a Libyan coastguard team, on November 7, forced at least 79 refugees and migrants to disembark from a vessel that had rescued them from drowning in international waters.
A report released on the 29th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall documents how rising xenophobia has created a ‘Fortress Europe’ amid physical walls, surveillance-based ‘virtual’ walls and maritime walls generated by naval patrols.