Human Cargo is a remarkable oral testament.Caroline
Moorehead has visited war zones, camps and prisons from Guinea and
Afghanistan to Texas and Italy. She has interviewed emigration
officials and members of the United Nations High Commission for
Refugees in Geneva while investigating the fates of the 17 million
people currently displaced from their homes.
How can society cope with this 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? The difficult questions are asked, the horrible
issues faced. But, above all, Human Cargo celebrates the
courage and will to survive shown by ordinary human beings.