Barbados Free Press previously covered the story of the eleven dead men found in a boat floating off Barbados. This week, Global Voices picks up on the Senegal connection – and connects with a heart-wrenching multi-media presentation at Seneweb.com.
WARNING – GRAPHIC
Here is the link to the Seneweb photo presentation about the plight of migrants who flee Senegal by the thousands – and then die trying to reach a better life.
God bless them all…. and I am so grateful that I was born on Barbados.
Seneweb invites us to the harshness of these images which show the reality of the suffering of our brothers plopped like cattle in makeshift rafts, decided, determined to flee poverty for Europe and its enlightenment. The images presented to us by the online newssite Seneweb are living testimony of the tragedy unfolding before our eyes. Let’s hope that they contribute to the awakening of consciences, to populations demanding better governance, better management of public affairs, so that our politicians work for the peoples who’ve elected them.
Translated from Senegalese blogger Seckasystemeblog
Global Voices: Senegal: Conversations on Drowned Migrants
Seneweb: Senegal Migrant Photo Presentation (WARNING GRAPHIC)
Seckasystemeblog (Story In French)
UPDATE: Excellent New (May 30, 2006) BBC article here. According to the article, authorities believe there were 50 people on board the boat and that it was deliberately cast adrift by a Spaniard who is now being sought by Interpol.
Barbados Free Press – Death Boat Previous Stories…
May 2, 2006 – Death Boat Arrives In Barbados
May 15, 2006 – Barbados Death Boat May Have Held 37 People