There is almost a complete news blackout about the refugee crises at European borders, at the US & Australian borders, & about Rohingya refugees when we know there are hundreds of thousands living in concentration camp-like squalor or homeless & many are being thrown in jail as “illegal aliens.”

The one exception to the blackout is the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean only because the rescue organizations keep us informed. The MSF/Doctors Without Borders rescue operation uses Twitter to keep us informed daily. Their posts are really worth following because they always highlight the humanity of refugees. They never express detachment or a sense of noblesse oblige toward them but always a sense of them being one of ours, one with us.