Today marks the second anniversary of the migration tragedy off Lampedusa of 3rd October 2013. It was not the first or last migrant tragedy or even the one involving the greatest numbers but it was on that day that the world outside Italy began to take notice.
The anniversary has been marked quietly and with dignity on Lampedusa and a wreath was thrown into the sea at the point where the boat went down. The best memorial to these poor souls and all those who, sadly, followed them would surely be for all countries to treat migrants with humanity.
Here is Charles Aznavour with a song about the hopes, determination, difficulties and achievements of emigrants:
Charles Aznavour - Les Émigrants