Migration of misery is everyone’s problem

No it isn’t. It never was and it shouldn’t be. It is a total failure by those who are sworn to protect us. There is no historical precedent for this.  Who  encouraged the third world to invade us? Who’s idea was it, who are the people who behind this population exchange and what is in it for them? Who in his right mind would sell his birthright to Mohammedan savages and tell us that its all about “diversity”, “multiculturalism” in order to open the floodgates to the replacement theology of Islam?

Paul McPhun

While our Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims Australia’s boat policy saves lives, in reality it just pushes suffering offshore. For Europe to follow Australia’s boat return policy as a solution to the unprecedented human suffering and escalating death toll at sea in the Mediterranean would be both inhumane and misguided.


Mr Abbott has referred to Australia’s push back policy as “humanitarian”.  As an organisation founded on humanitarian action, we take offence. The humanitarian act is to save lives, alleviate suffering and restore some semblance of human dignity. It does not mean to build a fence between you and the population in need, so that the dying and suffering can take place elsewhere.  There is nothing remotely humanitarian about that.

At Medecins Sans Frontieres we respond directly to the consequences of war and violence primarily on women and children. Every day we see people in our hospitals and clinics having fled violence, hunger and disease, and in desperate need of emergency medical care.


Yet Australia and Europe continue to focus the debate on people smugglers, prioritising border controls over the plight of people seeking our protection. This does nothing to solve the problems that cause people to flee in the first place. We need to dig a lot deeper to understand what is really going on.

Right now the world is facing the greatest exodus of people on record since the Second World War, with 51 million people now on the move. With war raging across much of the Middle East and Africa, an estimated 5.5 million people were forced to flee their homes during the first six months of 2014 alone.

Despite the active involvement of many countries (including Australia) in foreign wars, the human, economic and social cost of caring for refugees and the internally displaced is falling mostly on poor communities.

I have seen this first hand. During my last visit to Jordan I saw communities struggling to house and feed Syrian families who had escaped the conflict. Yet they continue to do so, year after year. This is not sustainable, nor should it be – for those seeking protection or for those offering them refuge.

Just four percent of the 3.8 million Syrian refugees have managed to be resettled in the EU. Ninety-five percent of Syria’s refugees are registered in its neighbouring countries – in camps and urban centres in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq – stretching local resources and international assistance to the limit. By comparison, last year Australia took in just 6000 refugees from across the world.

The discourse in Australia would have you believe that this migration of human misery is not our problem. Yet why should countries like Jordan be left to shoulder the burden alone?

Australia must stop promoting a policy that simply pushes suffering offshore. Declaring war on people smugglers does nothing to end the wars that fuel their trade. It does not stop people in need of protection from fleeing.

Instead, Australia needs to be part of the solution.  This includes increasing,  instead of drastically reducing,  humanitarian aid to help address the factors that cause people to flee their home countries in the first place.

Last year  more than 3500 people drowned trying to reach European shores, many of them from Syria, Eritrea or sub-Saharan Africa. Thousands more have already died this year attempting this crossing.

For Medecins Sans Frontieres saving lives is our core business, whether it is on land or sea. Today, we are launching our first boat in the Mediterranean as part of a joint search and rescue operation with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station. Our medical team are equipped to provide life saving care. Additional boats are soon to follow.

These emergency operations will run alongside our shore-based programs in Italy, and Greece, and our many emergency projects in countries torn apart by the violence from which people flee: Syria, South Sudan, Iraq and Yemen.

I believe Australia and Australians must take action too.

As long as Australia and the international community continues to fail to find political solutions to existing conflicts and to prevent new ones starting, we will continue to have to deal with the dramatic humanitarian consequences. The tragic impact on human lives cannot simply be fenced off.

Whenever there is desperation, people will take unimaginable risks is search of safe haven.

Paul McPhun is executive director for Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia.

Needless to mention that Medecins Sans Frontieres is a commie shop.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/migration-of-misery-is-everyones-problem-20150505-1na6f3.html#ixzz3hDfPkHEj

7 thoughts on “Migration of misery is everyone’s problem”

  1. MSF, Amnesty Intl, they are all cut from the same cloth, socialist progressives who hate national identity, despise the success of Western culture and want to destroy it with all their dark heart. These ‘refugees’ are Muslims. Sure they probably are thankful for the resettlement. But it’s TRANSIENT. Once setup in the West, the shariah starts secreting out of their brains. The kuffars don’t give me the respect! They ridicule my religion, the filthy pigs. And they know, that is the way they are supposed to feel, because it’s in the koran.

    Why isn’t MSF screaming at Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to take these Syrians? OK we’ll take the Christians, they take all the Muslims! Why not raise hell about that? Because it fits a larger goal, the diminution of Western culture.

  2. Paul McPhun from the Australian Sans Frontieres should be lecturing to the 57 Muslim majority countries to take these

    MSF are a band aid mob.They do not look at the root casue of the problem which is islamic terrorism. Previously their job was to do (treat victims ) and not ask why.

    Now they have gone political.( giving lectures to countries like Australia.

    Bahrain,Qatar, U.A.E., Kuwait , Saudi Arabia have plenty of room and money to take all these “refugees” or economic asylum seekers.

    They make a choice to go from safe destinations like Turkey
    to first world countries.Does MSF want to encourage this with their new boat.

    and by the way what is Paul McPhun doing in Australia? He should be in Syria.

  3. “..For Medecins Sans Frontieres saving lives is our core business, whether it is on land or sea. ”

    Good for you. Go save lives – that’s what you’re trained for and what you get paid a very pretty penny for when you do work in Western coutries.

    But that is ALL you have to do. Patch them up – so that they can then return to their country of origin and wonder why it got into such a mess in the first place – then work to fix it up rather than flood the West with their stinking culture and brutal mentality.

  4. Paul McPhun rightly prides himself, and the MSF, for the charitable work they are doing. Fine. But if they do so, then they must shoulder the responsibility of providing for them.

    It is totally unacceptable for the MSF, and for that matter Italy, to rescue people, then offload the problem to the rest of Europe.

    You rescue them, you look after them – that goes for Italy as well. If such a policy was adopted, the boats across trhe Med will stop, just as the have been reduced to a trickle in the south China seas.

  5. PS

    Why is that Lefty papers print this sort of stuff, but then chicken out by disabling comments.

    Clearly they are not willing to listen to the opinions of the people who will have to suffer the cost, and in the future Jihad terrorism from the people they are so keen in forcing us to take responsibility for.

  6. If my neighbour’s dog shits all over his backyard, am I supposed to let his pooch onto my grass, too?

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