Weekly column from France: Without migrants, we would not be where we are now


Christian Life

Marc Deroeux, CNE.news

A member of the Red Cross (L) gives shoes to a man rescued by the Ocean Viking rescue ship of European maritime-humanitarian organisation "SOS Mediterranee", as he arrives at the "Giens Cap Levant" holiday camp in Hyeres, southern France. Photo AFP, Christophe Simon

On 11 November 2022, the newspaper Le Monde ran the headline "Ocean-Viking": the arrival in Toulon is "the end of a three-week ordeal". The 230 people on this boat chartered by a humanitarian organisation are finally safe. They were tossed around for twenty days on the waters of the Mediterranean waiting for a port of refuge. Among them were about fifty children.