Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees Paperback – 2 Feb 2006
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"A shattering book, meticulously researched, humane and utterly heartbreaking" (Observer)
"Heartbreaking... Urgent… Terrifying" (Guardian)
"This is one of those books that will sooner or later change the future" (Sunday Times)
"Strong in its condemnations and unflinching in its gaze, Human Cargo is also, mercifully, rich in humanity and examples of the indomitable nature of the human spirit" (Independent on Sunday)
"Caroline Moorehead knows how to grip the reader’s attention and haunt their dreams" (Sunday Telegraph)
'An epic account...Wisely, coolly and unsentimentally Moorehead allows the migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to speak for themselves.This is a shattering book, meticulously researched, humane and, in places, utterly heartbreaking' ObserverSee all Product Description
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This isn't a book written in 2016. Even at full price, the introduction is as current as it gets. Apart from that introduction, it describes the world's refugee situation pre-2005
I would imagine it was very informative in those days. It still is in many ways - obviously the plight of the refugee hasn't changed that much over the years - and the author's humanity shines through. But if you're looking for something from the second decade of the 21st century, I'd give this wide berth. The way it is presented on Amazon is misleading.
The book covers refugees experiences from a wide range of countries including palestine and Italy. I found the section on the UK paticularily interesting which contains some eye opening statistics concerning how refugees are portrayed by the media and how much money they actually contribute to the UK. The author has also covered how political institutions both national and international have responded differently to the influx of refugees as and when they have occured.
Historical accounts are also included in the book so the reader is able to learn more about why human rights abuses have taken place and there is even a section on the history of international refugee law, making this a useful book for students of human rights law and other similar subjects.
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A hugely powerful book. Everyone should read this, especially now, as the world finds itself in the middle of huge gkobal refugee crisis. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Louis