5 Jul 2023

The people drowning as Europe pushes them away

Paraic O’Brien speaks about his time in Tunisia on the frontline of this crisis.

The story of the sinking of the Titan submersible dominated news headlines. Five people killed underwater. That same week, our international correspondent, Paraic O’Brian, was also reporting on people drowning at sea.

In a small port in Tunisia, 11 people died after their boat, full of asylum seekers and refugees, capsized on its way to Europe. One story, but it happens all the time.

It is an ongoing crisis in the Mediterranean, claiming lives every day, as the EU and other nations try to deter migration itself, wanting to avoid an influx in refugees.

On today’s Fourcast, Paraic O’Brien discusses his time in Tunisia on the frontline of this crisis, and what the reaction by politicians, as well as the lack of reaction from the public, tells us about how we view migration today.

This episode includes distressing images.



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