Opinion

Torsdag 13 april -17. Vägen till ingenstans.

Posted in Uncategorized by kelagerlof on 13 april 2017

”They come to the road in search of food. They come looking for water. They come because it`s the only safe place they can find.”
The New York Times i förra veckan – 4 april.
Artikeln handlar om tusentals människor som flyr på en ökenväg – i Niger:
”All of them have been chased from their villages by Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that kidnaps and kills indiscriminately in a campaign of violence that has lasted eight years. The New York Times spent weeks documenting the stories of people living along this road, interviewing more than 100 residents clinging to its edges to survive.”
Vägen slutar plötsligt. Den påbörjades av ett kinesiskt oljekompani, som sedan gav upp. Här finns ett läger – eller ett slags stad. Dit kommer de flyende:
”A handful of aid groups help. Unicef trucks in water. The International Rescue Committee hands out bags of rice, sardine tins and powdered milk. Doctors Without borders runs small clinics. But formal camps don`t exist. All if the displaced here are squatters.”
Boko Haram, som alla dess flyr ifrån till ett flyktingliv i öknen, har anslutit sig till IS. Terrororganisationerna växer i Nigeria, Niger och Libyen. Världssamfundet – FN – måste nu ta ett stort grepp på detta område. Amerikanska drönarinsatser bara förvärrar problemet.