Photo :Antoine D’agata/Magnum Photos/AFLO

It is said that the world has become more globalized and transformed into a borderless society with the advent of the Internet. However, in reality, a nation separated by borders is a large unit for our daily lives. In 2020, we experienced the spread of the new coronavirus on a global scale, and we may have been strongly aware of the nation.
On the other hand, in the world, many people cross national borders from poor countries to rich countries. According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), there are currently more than 700 million people on the planet living in extreme poverty ($ 1.90 or less per day). There are various reasons for this, such as refugees due to war and conflict, livelihood threats due to climate change, and labor problems due to racial discrimination. The movement of these people in search of a peaceful and stable life emerges as an "immigration problem."
He tells us that the words "NO BORDER, NO NATION" are facts that we cannot escape from the framework of the nation. And even in a borderless society, crossing borders is a catalyst for learning that discrimination, abuse, and sometimes slaughter can occur.
The theme of Issue # 02 is "NO BORDER, NO NATION". Through this theme, we would like to look at the reasons for racism that never go away and think about what we can do.


Is it a housing complex that has been inhabited for decades, or is it a housing complex that has been damaged by the war?

In any case, there are people who live in this apartment house, which does not seem to be inhabited. Dagata photographed the people of the Roma people who had been displaced from Romania in 2013 in Kosice, eastern Slovakia.
A 12-year-old little girl whom Dagada met here talked about people who were discriminated against in Romania and were poverty-stricken and awaiting death in a prison camp. She was already in despair at an early age.

The Roma people were persecuted by Nazi Germany in World War II, and have been discriminated against and abused under assimilation policy in Romania, which relaunched as a socialist state. Poverty-stricken Roma people, such as those who cannot receive public services such as medical care and those who have to get non-regular jobs because they do not register publicly for fear of discrimination, are in the surrounding Eastern European countries. Crossed the border towards.

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