How can society cope with the diaspora of the twenty-first century? Is there a difference between 'good' asylum seekers and 'bad' economic migrants? What happens to those whose applications are turned down?
Caroline Moorehead has visited war zones, camps and prisons from Guinea and Afghanistan to Australia and Italy.
She has interviewed emigration officials and members of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees while investigating the fates of the millions of people currently displaced from their homes.
Human Cargo is both a remarkable exploration into the current crisis and a celebration of the courage of ordinary people.
A new edition of this seminal book, now with a new introduction by the author on the current crisis.