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Nazek Ramadan interviewed by BuzzFeed for article on Channel migrants

Nazek Ramadan interviewed by BuzzFeed for article on Channel migrants

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 Migrant Voice - Nazek Ramadan interviewed by BuzzFeed for article on Channel migrants

On 28 December 2018, Home Secretary Sajid Javid declared the arrival of migrants on the south coast a "major incident". He quickly came under fire from NGOs and activists who rejected the use of such strong language to describe the arrival of around 200 people in six weeks. 

In response, BuzzFeed journalist Rose Troup Buchanan wrote an article entitled, "Here's why the small number of asylum seekers crossing the English Channel isn't a 'crisis'" and interviewed our Director, Nazek Ramadan. 

"The situation is not a crisis," Nazek said. "It is a tiny number of people making their way... They are people in distress and we need to save them. You don't choose who to rescue at sea."

She added that some politicians “with anti-migrant views will use any situation to exaggerate it and make it seem like a crisis. It is not really a crisis.”

Read the full article here.