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Activists in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Thursday, carrying photographs of migrant children who have died trying to cross the US border with Mexico.
Photograph: Hérika Martínez/AFP/Getty Images
Pictures of dead migrants inspire our sympathy. But what use is that to them?
On the morning of 17 January 2018 a humanitarian group, No More Deaths, released a report showing how, over four years, US border patrol agents had destroyed 3,856 gallons of water that had been left for migrants in the desert.


Illustration by Eleanor Shakespeare
The shameful truth about Britain’s response to Grenfell
Last month Peter Mason, the chair of the Barking Reach residents’ association, contacted the builder Bellway Homes, requesting an investigation into the fire risk at his block of flats, following a BBC Watchdog report that revealed fire safety problems at two other Bellway developments. The company reassured him there was nothing to worry about. The wooden cladding had been treated so that it would take 30 minutes before a fire could take hold. “We understand that these news articles are highly alarming for all residents of new homes,” the company responded. “And I hope that the above statement has allayed any fears you may have over the safety and construction of your Bellway home.”
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No Place Like Home – A Black Briton’s Journey through the American South
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'The idea of retracing the route is a great one, urgent and necessary.'
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