The magnitude of the latest migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean has prompted a global reaction.
Cartoonists and NGOs have published powerful images to denounce the lack of action of the EU authorities.
Here is a round-up of some of the best.
The NGO, under the campaign FortressEurope, has published a powerful video to ask EU leaders to find more money to save migrants lives, instead of just patrolling.
Our governments are spending money patrolling borders when they could be saving refugees and migrants’ lives. EU leaders have power to change this. Make them care: http://bit.ly/FortressEuropePosted by Amnesty International on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Also they’ve shared this picture of an SOS action.
RT— Amnesty Vlaanderen (@amnestyvl) octubre 24, 2013
Dontexisteurope</a>: EU leaders: Act Now to Save Migrants and Refugees Lives! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EUsummit?src=hash">#EUsummit</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/EU2013LT">EU2013LT pic.twitter.com/zeckU90n1I
French cartoonist Plantu in Le Monde
The cartoon reads: “Another desecrated cemetery in the Mediterranean (400 dead)”.
The boat’s name is “The Indifference” and on the life ring is written: “We don’t give a damn”.
#Lampedusa : Migrants lost in waves!,… A Cartoon by
plantu</a> <a href="http://t.co/sgTHrScjxM">pic.twitter.com/sgTHrScjxM</a></p>— Ali Kheradpir (AliKheradpir) abril 19, 2015
UK. The Times’ Peter Brookes
This one doesn’t need any explanation, like any good cartoon.
My cartoon on Friday
TheTimes</a> on the EU's shameful attitude to migrants sailing from N Africa. <a href="http://t.co/Xut9GbYEgd">pic.twitter.com/Xut9GbYEgd</a></p>— Peter Brookes (BrookesTimes) abril 17, 2015
Italy: emotional tribute by Rai TV
National broadcaster Rai created an emotional tribute picturing a mother and her son crossing the Mediterranean. The conclusion says: “It’s useless bombing boats, blocking the sea and the concentration camps in Libya”.
Spain: the EU is on holiday
El Mundo’s newspaper cartoonist Ricardo says, in a striking image, that the European Union seems not be doing enough.
El naufragio europeo, una vez más http://t.co/q2exonOY2j Por— EL MUNDO (@elmundoes) abril 21, 2015
barahmikail</a> investigador de <a href="https://twitter.com/FRIDE">FRIDE (Viñeta: Ricardo) pic.twitter.com/4ySz8KCjic
Leaders crossing the Mediterranean themselves
The image has quickly become viral. It’s a montage of the world leaders during the Charlie Hebdo march.
The cartoonist publishing platform shared several striking images too on the migrants issue.
South Africa. Brandan E. Reynolds
This a cartoonist who appears in various South African media.
On the cannonballs is written: “Boko”, “War”, “Poverty”, “Oppression”, “Al Shabab”…
Yet another boatload of desperate illegal migrants in search of a better life goes down… Business Day cartoon,… http://t.co/l8UGpVKRcW— Brandan E. Reynolds (@brandanrey) abril 21, 2015