…Haitians did not powerlessly watch Matthew wash through their land, waiting for foreign aid to appear. They have banded together – families, neighbours, cooperatives, work societies, community, solidarity and diaspora groups – to begin the clean-up, and get the affected regions back on their feet. Yet, once again, the media and the “international community” have chosen to present Haitians as passive, fatalistic, superstitious and cavalier (yes, all at once!).
ON MIGRATION | At Poland’s borders, Ukrainians are welcomed while refugees from elsewhere face a growing crackdown
Poland is rushing to build a border wall and taking a harder line against those helping asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa while welcoming Ukrainians.