In the face of continuing violence in Libya, it is striking to see how the attention of some European governments is already shifting from the unprecedented suffering of people in Libya to selfish panic about immigration issues. This panic has particularly revolved around predictions that massive numbers of migrants and asylum seekers will start moving from Libya to Italy in the wake of the collapse of the Gaddafi regime.
New blog post from Hein de Haas on speculations on a ‘biblical exodus’ from Libya
- 24 February 2011
IMI staff Hein de Haas and Emanuela Paoletti respond to the current situation in Libya