More than 60 people dead in migrant boat shipwreck
“I can’t breathe” is also the last call for help among those drowning in the Mediterranean, condemned to death at the hands of our governments’ inhumane policies.
We’ve just heard that at least three children under the age of four and 22 women, one of whom was pregnant, drowned last week when a ship carrying dozens of people sank off the coast of Tunisia.
You can read about the incident here.
Refugees are one of the most ignored groups during the Covid crisis as innocent people are being left to die in the Mediterranean. Ports have been closed as “unsafe” during the pandemic and boats are being left to drift as their passengers die of starvation, dehydration or drowning.
While Covid-19 and police brutality are taking the headlines, these barbarities are passing unnoticed.
What kind of a society have we become?