“Border Necropolitics”, Blanca Garcés Mascareñas (CIDOB, Barcelona)

It is calculated that in 2021 alone 4,404 people drowned when they were trying to reach Spanish coasts. By contrast with 2013, nobody seems to feel guilty now. Three stories (about rescue, traffickers, and governments of neighbouring countries) explain this growing indifference and acceptance of the idea that these deaths, frequently deaths by omission, are the inevitable collateral effects of Europe’s non-arrival policies.

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