Is it ever acceptable to stand by and let people drown? European leaders seem to think so; in fact it's their new policy.
This week Mare Nostrum, the search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea deployed to help those who get into difficulty while trying to reach the safety of Europe, is due to end.
Since it began last year, the Italian naval operation has rescued 150,000 people from death at sea. Tragically, it has also pulled 3,343 bodies from the waves.
The Italians have now decided that Mare Nostrum is too costly to bear alone and have asked the rest of Europe for help.… Seguir leyendo »