The Migrant Crisis Podcast
About This Show
A weekly podcast on all things related to the Migrant Crisis. With journalists Mike Meehall Wood, Sophie Pornschlegel, and Frey Lindsay.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 26: Hope kind of leaves you.
Dec 18 16
Welcome to the Migrant Crisis Podcast, an exercise in people slowly learning about the crisis while pretending to be authorities on it.
On this episode;
- Australia has an appalling refugee policy. Resident Australian Frey Lindsay has just returned from there, and tells the tale of the country that basically doesn't exist if you're arriving by boat.
- Marcus Wilson at Conflict Armament Research discusses their recent report on Islamic State's attempts to create weaponised drones.
- Mike Meehall Wood and Sophie Pornschlegel talk about the migrant crisis in Africa, which dwarfs that of Europe, and the stasis that has beset migrant communities, camps and detention centres across the erstwhile "front lines" of the crisis.
- Benny Hunter, Rosie Pope and Help Refugees have produced a report on the situation for many of the unaccompanied minors expelled from Calais. Benny tells us of the distress and anguish these kids live under every day, as they wait for the chance to come to Britain.
- And finally, notes on 2016.
Thank you to Benjamin Hunter, Help Refugees and Marcus Wilson at Conflict Armament Research.
Read Benny's report for Help Refugees;
And CAR's report on Islamic State drone workshops(will download a pdf);
The Migrant Crisis Podcast will be back in a few weeks.
Happy New Year.