The contrast between the frantic hunt for a missing submersible and the failure to save migrants drowning in the Mediterranean is illuminating | The Guardian

That mass drownings have become so common – more than 25,000 people have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean since 2014 – is shameful in itself. What is worse is that these disasters have come to be seen as almost normal. Planes and boats are scrambled to save a handful of people who took a risk for an adventure, while children and adults in imminent danger wait until catastrophe strikes.

Via Patrick Rhone