Lampedusa Immigrants

The Arabian youth revolt against the dictatorship of some old family clans in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya etc. on the one hand changes the societies toward more democracy. On the other hand many men and women of those nations try to escape to Europe …

UNHCR News Story: UNHCR helps Italy cope with high seas influx of thousands of Tunisians

UNHCR News Story: UNHCR helps Italy cope with high seas influx of thousands of Tunisians

read there: “The Italians say more than 5,200 Tunisians have crossed the Mediterranean to their territory since mid-January, with the vast majority (4,400) having arrived during the past few days. While most are young men, UNHCR knows of at least 20 women and more than 200 minors, many unaccompanied…” etc. by click on the image (a link)
Originally uploaded by UNHCR

The Arabian youth revolt against the dictatorship of some old family clans in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya etc. on the one hand changes the societies toward more democracy. On the other hand many men and women of those nations try to escape to Europe, because they are overwhelmed by skepticism, if the politics develop up to a better level ever. Maybe it will take decades – and they are not willing to wait any longer. But Italy and Europe have a big problem: Are they able to say welcome to all those African refugees?

Lampedusa
title=”Lampedusa” by UNHCR / UN Refugee Agency on Flickr
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end of luxury on island Lampedusa …
outdoor set..
title=”outdoor set” by wolfman85, on Flickr

tourism becomes a paradox …
Boat suspended in mid air HDR by sailorman627
title=”Boat suspended in mid air”
HDR by sailorman627 by J. Helland,
on Flickr

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Cayuco con inmigrantes (Boat with subsaharian inmigrants).

Cayuco con inmigrantes (Boat with Subsaharian immigrants).
Originally uploaded by Miguelángel

frizztext comment:
Europe is continuously sending back those who try to immigrate … – a good, acceptable ethic?

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11 responses to “Lampedusa Immigrants

  1. I imagined the influx of refugees will grow as the troubles in North Africa continued. I pray everyone finds a place and peace too. 🙂
    Eliz

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  2. Miguel A. Adam

    Thank you for using one of my photos to bring the attention to such a capital problem.
    I hope that people and countries will find reasonable and practical paths to freedom.

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  5. related:
    http://eof737.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/reflections-the-ire-of-invisibility/#comment-4629
    I often sang THE STREETS OF LONDON by Ralph McTell; and in Manhattan I saw baggers, clothed with a black plastic bag … and in INDIA there is a class system; one of the bad levels: to belong to the INVISIBLE … – and daily hundreds try to escape from Africa, trying to reach Europe, mostly: LAMPEDUSA. But they are invisible too …
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