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16 July 2021updated 20 Oct 2021 1:58pm

Mediterranean migrant tragedy: why are so many risking their lives

Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington, DC host the New Statesman's weekly global affairs podcast, World Review.

Journalist Emmanuelle Chaze joins Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington, DC to discuss her seven weeks on a rescue boat in the Mediterranean. They talk about why so many are making the treacherous journey, and why they get so little help from official agencies.

Then in You Ask Us, they discuss how migration is viewed politically across the world.

If you’d like to submit a question to You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.

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