Thank you Zlatan Imbrahimovic for all the magic fotball. We are so greatful that your parents choosed to come to our country as refugees!
Number drowned in mediterranean in April approaches 100/day. That's like the peak of Ebola in Sept2014. If number match, actions must match!
Thank you all for your interest in Gapminder´s Factpods about some of the facts behind the sufferings of the Syrian refugees. A Facebook group suggests that I should debate these facts with a politician. But please accept that I am a teacher, not a politician, nor an activist. Gapminder wants to provide facts, not political interpretations. The tragic war in Syria with 8 millions of internal refugees, 4 million refugees in camps across the border, and some hundred thousands refugees in EU is both difficult to understand and to handle politically. But I do not think that a politician such as Mr Åkesson does not know the basic facts. It rather seems to me that it is his values that makes him different from the other political parties. Gapminder has explained the rules that stops refugees from flying and use regular ferries. It is explained in these two video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO0IRsfrPQ4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_QrIapiNOw It is past and present governments in Sweden and other EU countries that are responsible for the rules that forces refugees to travel in costly, dangerous and also deadly ways to be able to apply for asylum in EU. But I will not debate the political decisions behind this with any politician, instead Gapminder provide facts that hopefully those involved in political debates find useful. Just doing that keeps us very, very busy. Hans Rosling