A humanitarian crisis has many faces. In Tunisia now, fleeing immigrants have overrun the border crossing of Ras Ajdir in an attempt to escape the strife in Libya. The travelers are mostly male Egyptian laborers but also migrant workers from Tunisia, Bangladesh, China. They arrive in overcrowded cars and buses and on foot, dragging suitcases.

Series of images by photographer Paulo Pellegrin in today’s in The New York Times Magazine.

Further Reading

The culture wars are a distraction

When our political parties only have recourse to the realm of identity and culture, it is a smokescreen for their lack of political legitimacy and programmatic content. It is cynically unpolitical, and it’s all bullshit.