“Candian doctor Simon Bryant cares for a man rescued from the Mediterranean on Wednesday this week, where 450 people were saved from a listing wooden boat. Tragically, 52 people died in the hull of the boat from drowning and fuel inhalation. “The deaths of these 52 people today show that search and rescue is just a bandaid,” said MSF emergency coordinator Will Turner. “It is merely a temporary solution to Europe’s failures, and not even a truly effective one. Despite the increase in search and rescue efforts since late April, the death count still keeps mounting. The only way to actually put an end to these avoidable tragedies is to create safe and legal ways for people to migrate or seek asylum in Europe. People’s desperation to flee and survive forces them into taking these dangerous boats, into the hands of people who profit from their willingness to risk it all in the search of safety of Europe. Today, just like yesterday, Europe’s policy makers have blood on their hands. It is time for a change, a radical rethink and we need it now.” © Gabriele François Casini/MSF
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