The migrants tragedy in the Mediterranean sparks creative satirical response

The migrants tragedy in the Mediterranean sparks creative satirical response
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The magnitude of the latest migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean has prompted a global reaction. Cartoonists and NGOs have published powerful

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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.

Amnesty International

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.

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)0; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));> 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/FortressEurope

Posted by Amnesty International on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Also they’ve shared this picture of an SOS action.

RT 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">EU2013LTpic.twitter.com/zeckU90n1I

— Amnesty Vlaanderen (@amnestyvl) octubre 24, 2013

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>&mdash; 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&#39;s shameful attitude to migrants sailing from N Africa. <a href="http://t.co/Xut9GbYEgd">pic.twitter.com/Xut9GbYEgd</a></p>&mdash; 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 barahmikail</a> investigador de <a href="https://twitter.com/FRIDE">FRIDE (Viñeta: Ricardo) pic.twitter.com/4ySz8KCjic

— EL MUNDO (@elmundoes) abril 21, 2015

Leaders crossing the Mediterranean themselves

The image has quickly become viral. It’s a montage of the world leaders during the Charlie Hebdo march.

pic.twitter.com/r2dxcAqn9D

— Keith Walker (@KeithWalkerNews) abril 21, 2015

Cartoon movement

The cartoonist publishing platform shared several striking images too on the migrants issue.

#Cartoon Movement – WHY SEA LEVELS ARE RISING http://t.co/EwP1DQ59To#migrants#migrationpic.twitter.com/Ka7fCk61EU

— Klaas Brecht (@KlaasBrecht) abril 20, 2015

Cartoon Movement – The immigration problem and the EU http://t.co/ygOKt1Fr3Z#migrants#migrationpic.twitter.com/1EE66ysthq

— Klaas Brecht (@KlaasBrecht) abril 20, 2015

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

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