Published: 02 Nov 2021

The Essex Lorry Tragedy and the Narrative of Migration

The reporting on the Essex lorry tragedy where 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in the back of a lorry has shown how the narrative of poverty only reinforce prejudices against migrants. So long as migrants continue to be marginalised and criminalised, it's important to be mindful of how little we still understand about the push-and-pull factors of migration.

Story by Lam Le for the New Naratif - Vietnam. Winner of the 2020 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration.

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