Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Humanitarian Interventions

Oh the humanity.

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned in the southern Mediterranean last week, in what would be the deadliest migrant shipwreck in months.

A repurposed fishing boat overloaded by smugglers with up to 500 Africans hoping to reach Italy from eastern Libya may have sunk, survivors told the UN refugee agency.

It isn't clear exactly where all of these people are coming from. Their circumstances aren't necessarily directly or even indirectly due to our actions. But I submit there are cheaper and more effective ways to help people other than dropping lots of bombs.