People are dying crossing borders. It shouldn’t take shocking photos to change that | Maya Goodfellow

The image of a father and daughter drowned on the US border is harrowing. We need a radical shift in how migrants are seen

“The politicians said after the deaths in my family: ‘Never again!’ Everyone claimed they wanted to do something because of the photo that touched them so much. But what is happening now?” said Alan Kurdi’s father, Abdullah, a year after his wife and two sons died trying to seek refuge in Europe, and a photograph of his youngest, face down, drowned on a beach in Turkey, appeared on the front pages of newspapers across the world. “People are still dying and nobody is doing anything about it.” His words are still instructive today.

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