297. Should #WorldRefugeeDay Exist?
Why are we allowing the concept of ‘refugee’ to become a ‘normal status’ in a human’s life, instead of working to Prevent the source of the problems they are fleeing from in the first place? Where is our responsibility in this?
- World Refugee Day, 20 June
Watch our Hangout:
 The Refugee Crisis: An Insider Perspective
- Documentary: Fuocoammare – Fire At Sea (2016)
“What do you think about the closure of the borders?
I think it’s dreadful. But what scares me the most is the closing of minds, and I get that impression a lot from people. Tearing down the idea of Schengen is an appalling thing, also because nothing can stop these people who are fleeing death. I asked the group of Nigerians what drove them to set sail, and I said to them, “You might die”… And they replied that the key was in that “might”: in the place they left from, on the other hand, death was guaranteed.-
“I believe that during history there are examples that show us that barriers and walls can’t resist the power of history. That’s why I believe that they will crumble, they will be defeated. I am not afraid of these physical barriers, but of the mental barriers that Europe creates nowadays. Especially the walls built by the contemporary policies of countries. I believe that this will be the end of the common European policy.’‘
Gianfranco Rosi, Fire at Sea director
#WorldRefugeeDay #WithRefugees #RefugeeCrisis #EU #Europe #HumanRights #War #Xenophobia #fuocoammare #Dignity #Equality #Brexit #Prevention #TeamLife