How can it be that 48 people died trying to reach our shores? No matter what you think about asylum seekers we as human beings surely must feel compassion. We watched with horror as people risked their lives to pull from the seas fellow human beings who were drowning before our eyes. The tragic loss of life is a stark reminder of the desperation of vulnerable asylum-seekers who are trying to reach protection for themselves and their families.
This cannot happen again. The current system is not working. We need to protect vulnerable people. We must do something.