Another ship sinks

During the night, around 400 migrants are believed to have drowned trying to reach Europe after their ship capsized. As it gets warmer, more migrants attempt to make the journey.

Survivors of a capsized migrant boat off Libya have told the aid group Save the Children that around 400 people are believed to have drowned. Even before the survivors were interviewed, Italy’s coast guard said it assumed that there were many dead given the size of the ship and that nine bodies had been found.

If anyone can cook and wants to do something worthwhile this summer, they might think of heading down to help out.

Immigration stories

The Guardian has put together a fascinating collection of stories about the experiences of immigrants in Britain. Some of them are very positive, others much less so … Wouldn’t it be interesting to do something like that here?

To the contrary of what people usually assume, my life standard back in Turkey was way better in material terms. However I was at this point in my life where I felt the urge to make a drastic change. I wasn’t particularly planning to move to the UK.