in The cut drowned three people a day on the Mediterranean sea so far this year, but little is being written in the Norwegian media about those who perish in the attempt to escape from the oppression, gross humanitarian abuses and starvation. Although I have little faith that it would not reached the media's front pages if it was white children who lay dead with his head down in the water, inflated by its own gases, with eyes eaten by fish.
This weekend marks the world day for refugees. It is 66 years since the Flyktningkonvensjonen, which was prepared by the united nations in the cooling water of the second world war, came into force - but it has rarely seen darker out for people on the run. the
If there is anything we have learned from the last months of life in pandemitid, is it that we live in a globalised world, but in the globalised world becomes also the globalised indifference. People on the run is everyone's responsibility, therefore, they are also nobody's responsibility.
to what extent have we the right to regard the suffering of others without feeling ourselves obliged to act, or at least to convey that it happens? How is it the meaning that Norwegian citizens should be able to discuss immigration and racism if they don't get any information about what people are fleeing from and what dangers they expose themselves to before they get here?Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError STANDS ON ITS: Sylvi Lishaug (FrP) has received harsh criticism from prime minister Erna Solberg after that she posted a post on Facebook that "Norway will not accept båtmigranter". Reporter: Hegelstad Eiendomsselskap Arvid B. Hegelstad Mogen. Video: Emilie Rydning / Dagbladet Show more
The same weekend as thousands of people gathered in the streets during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in solidarity with both their own and others ' oppression, drowning 61 people between Tunisia and Lampedusa, including 22 women and four children, almost all were of african origin.
This boat set out from Sfax in Tunisia between 4 and 5 June but was wrecked off the Kerkennah islands, and it was not until 9. June that the local fishermen began to find the corpses in the water.
Fishermen along the entire Mediterranean sea mentions the fear to get the same in the nights their as the biggest reason they stop to fish. It looks like both politicians and the media are fighting an intense battle that as few readers as possible to hear about this. To not document, is also a choice.
There has been some civil redningsskip in the Mediterranean sea, from 24. march and forward to the German Sea-Watch arrived in the waters off Libya a week ago. Nevertheless, the number of arrivals increased significantly between Libya and Malta, and so far this year, they almost tripled compared with the same period last year.
No one has accurate documentation for the last three months when it comes to either arrivals or drukninger beyond the we with certainty have managed to register.
Registered drukninger apply always only the bodies are picked up, or where we have absolutely certain evidence that someone was on board a boat.
What life we mean, and with it also the media, it is worth to mourn over, and what life is worthless, both in life and in death? The life we are not considered valuable in the live receive no attention as dead.
When kommentarfeltene is flooded with racist comments, this is in a large degree of ignorance in regards to why people flee in the first place.
Media does not write that the youth, both boys and girls down to 14 years old, fleeing alone from Eritrea to avoid a lifetime of military service, it is mentioned rarely that the reason why there are so many young afghan boys on the run, is because they in many years has been the support network for Syria to fight for Assad, and how much do Norwegian readers really that the children flee from Boko Haram in Cameroon?
Is it so that we do not mourn over them who is on the bottom because we did not consider them as human beings with life right in the first place? We need to talk more about why people flee and not about the financial burden they may incur.
Here we must all take the uncomfortable conversations around the dinner table, and in the same way that we need to read up on racism, we also need to read up on us on the flight. Here must the media take their share of responsibility, even though it may entail fewer clicks and more moderation of the comments section.
It is no coincidence that it was precisely the image of the two-year-old Alan Kurdi which awakened the western world a septemberdag in 2015. There were already thousands of pictures of children who drowned on his flight, only a few months before had over 1000 people drowned in one shipwreck off Malta, but we identified ourselves not with them. Alan was light enough, he was syrian, and the little boy with the black shoes could have been any of our children.
the Children who drowned outside of Tunisia two weeks ago, is there no one who has mourned.
Are we so empatiutmattet that we are not orcs, or is it because we no longer think that it happens? Out of sight out of mind? In that case I must disappoint you.
It is now twenty years since I felt that a boat with people came right into my hjembukt in Malta. This is a route that has been in the troughs for the last twenty years and which is characterized by turmoil on the other side, especially in Libya.
The last two years, the EU has spent over 90 million euros to fund and train up the called the libyan coast guard to keep the people on the flight out of the EU.
We are going to have to call them the called the libyan coast guard when we know that they largely belong to different militia groups, and that the people on the flight tells you that they are the same people who operate as smugglers.
the EU considers the mission as a success because ankomstene of the refugees on this stretch have been less in line with the abuse has become rougher and more. We see it as a success to keep the people hidden in the torture and conflict and brought back to a country they flee from, as long as we don't have to see or hear them. In addition, the number of drowned, in relation to the number of people who set out on the sea, increased significantly.
In 2017, the rain International Organization for Migration that 1/38 of those who tried to escape over the Mediterranean sea, drowned, in 2018, it went up to the 1/14 drowned in the Libya - Malta/Italy. This is a staggering number.
In 2020, we know so far that the 350 has drowned on this stretch, but we are waiting on more documentation about several.
When we know that fewer die when several know, is it natural to be able to ask questions by the Norwegian media's resounding absence of fluktsituasjonen in the world in recent years. Is it too much to ask for one minute of airtime or three line given a lot of space to mention that it takes place daily drukninger and gross humanitarian injustices right outside our holiday resort and that our tax dollars are paying for it.
We hear little from Malta in the Norwegian media, but for this, the European union's smallest and most dense countries, there has been over 2000 people by sea only in the year's first months. The island's capacity is limited, and all the camps are overflowing. Three times in the last year ba Malta Norway for help to solidaritetsfordeling, all the times we said no.
Norway release away from all the solidaritetsfordeling solely because of its geographical position. A luxury countries in the Mediterranean do not have. Malta used the word Crisis Fatigue/kriseutmattelse and empatiutmattelse already ten years before we in the Uk used the word flyktningkrise, the least we can do is to tell about it.
the Posters that are be used during the Black Lives Matter demonstration is also used in connection with solidaritetsaksjoner for people on the run. Black Lives Matter – also on the Mediterranean has been used in demonstrations both on Malta, Italy and Germany the last few weeks, along with the very relevant Silence is Violence – silence kills.
It would never happened that the white people drowned in the thousands without that it reached our front pages. People shared in the value after the content of melanin in the body. I see it every day. My Facebook updates about the drowned from the middle East are shared on average three times as often as the loss from North Africa.Racism everywhere. Evil and destructive Columnist
When we look back on the last year solidaritetsbevegelser, whether they are about #metoo, #BlackLivesMatter or #EvakuerBarnaFraMoria then trades it in because only about one thing, human dignity.
The last few weeks, the world has found itself in the middle of two deadly pandemics, both an invisible virus that is new for us, and a rasismevirus with roots far back in time.
We have to fight them both.
the Value of the human lives that perish on the Mediterranean, must be viewed in close connection with the Black Lives Matter and systemic racism.
There are mainly people fleeing from african countries drown in the day, and they drop down on the bottom, also does not breathe.Norway must take responsibility for the refugees Debate You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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