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Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

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The death trap that separates Europe and Africa still can't stop everyone. Check out the full Vox Borders experience, including a look at how we made this series, online: http://bit.ly/vox-borders Follow Johnny to stay up to date on Vox Borders: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnnyharrisvox Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox Borders Episodes: 1. Haiti and the Dominican Republic ( https://youtu.be/4WvKeYuwifc) 2. The Arctic & Russia (https://youtu.be/Wx_2SVm9Jgo) 3. Japan & North Korea (https://youtu.be/qBfyIQbxXPs) 4. Mexico & Guatemala (https://youtu.be/1xbt0ACMbiA) 5. Nepal & The Himalaya (https://youtu.be/ECch2g1_6PQ) 6. Spain & Morocco (https://youtu.be/LY_Yiu2U2Ts) The sixth and last Vox Borders episode deals with a border between Morocco and Spain. The journey to asylum is never easy. And perhaps no one knows this better than would-be African migrants to the European Union. In North Africa, on the border of Morocco, there's a Spanish town called Melilla. It's technically Europe. So undocumented migrants and refugees, asylum seekers, wait in limbo for a chance to scale the fence and apply for asylum in Europe. It's the first of many, many hurdles. And it's a tall one. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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Vox (8 months ago)
That's it. Vox Borders is done, and I can't believe it. Thank you all so so much for being a part of this journey. I know for a fact your participation and feedback made it better. If you're interested in the behind-the-scenes of Vox Borders, don't forget to check it out on our website: http://bit.ly/vox-borders. - Johnny
Connor Dear (18 days ago)
Fantastic series! Can't wait to see what's next
Julio Uri (19 days ago)
Johnny, I admit the documentary is good but the last few sentences are misleading. First, you show that there is positive discrimination towards Syrians on the Morrocan border but then you say some countries - like Germany - are opening their border and others - like Spain - are building higher walls to avoid so. Germany opened its doors to also mainly Syrian refugees, so that's the same discrimination you show on the Northern African border. Furthermore, it is important to point out that after the massive arrival of refugees to Germany, the European Union - lead by Germany - financed countries like Turkey to restrict the access of Syrian Refugees and made a big effort to keep these people back, also in a similar way. Moreover, this open door policy towards the refugee crisis made Right Extremist parties to rise in Germany and Austria, whereas Spain, despite having 15% of inmigrant population, does not have any Right Wind extremists in the parlament. I also believe it is important to understand that it is not easy to have this kind of borders. These decisions are made not only by Spain but because Northern European countries request a better control on the bourders. It happened to me that some people from Northern European countries complained to me with respect to this! It is easy to say so when you only have bourders with the developed world! I also would like to say that I don't like these fences either and I believe migration is part of what makes us human but should be done in a legal and ordered way.
The Triggerati (22 days ago)
"Fleeing from conflicts in the Middle East and Africa." Read: Abandoning their families, wives, children and homelands to look for free handouts in Europe.
Lucas Brazil (23 days ago)
It's a sad situation to African people
Steve ___ (24 days ago)
'The Journey' changed a lot of Opinions and beliefs, to show a better light on this world and it's culture. Thank you for you contribution to humanity. Thumbs up brother. #BraveSoul
Ahmad Ziky (59 minutes ago)
You just need electrical borders in the middle of borders and give warning. If they still want to climb take their own risk
Leon Vila (10 hours ago)
We don't need more refugees. If there was a vote to allow border police to shot real bullets at migrants that are trying to illegally cross the border, I would vote yes. If we take too much of those uneducated scum prone to aggression they will reproduce at an uncontrollable rate and turn Europe to a shithole like they did to their country.
Babula Figerazi (11 hours ago)
Fortress Europe 💪🏻
Ryan Marcantonio (14 hours ago)
Just me or could they just not swim around?
mr2yen (15 hours ago)
Good job morroco!
citi24 (17 hours ago)
Throw bombs jesus why europe full of such lebitchs now. Europe is finished if they dont man up
Dark name (20 hours ago)
Wew this comment section is so toxic, full of hatred, racism! Some even do not see this people as fellow human beings! Yes we can debate whether it is necessary to have such strict borders but insulting this people calling them cockroaches wishing them death and then calling them uncivilized when we our selfs are full of hatred!! Good job people in this comment section i lost hope in humanity xD
1o1WithCaptainJoe (20 hours ago)
Good we don’t need them in Europe and if they came to Eastern Europe it will not be good for them
Xepotan (20 hours ago)
It's nice how all of them go through Greece , shouldn't Europe do something about it?
Europe is the only land that belongs to white people. Any other land and countries that white people claim is their is not their land. Australia, Canada and the United States of America doesn't belongs to white people.I wouldn't want to live in Europe.
kevin melendrez (1 day ago)
9:47 he got yeezys tho lol
Donald was made the us had no refugees so he built a wall next to Mexico
JinjaNutz Gaming (1 day ago)
I've watched this and half of Atlas. Thank you for opening my eyes. Why is the world so apparently racist, yet disguising it with political nonsense. I hope to learn more through your channels Series. GG boys and girls 💪💪👊😎
Rising Greatness (1 day ago)
Why doesn't Wakanda help them?
Ryan Wheeler (1 day ago)
I can't believe that SO MANY people think that it's okay to just walk into a country illegally, and expect to be treated like a normal citizen. People who are in any country illegally should be automatically deported VERY far away.
Shruti Damle (1 day ago)
Why don't they just shoot these rodents?
vincooool (1 day ago)
I am not from Europe but I feel if Europe keep on taking those Syrian and other migrants in less than 100 years we may loose Europe as well.
Yuck87 (1 day ago)
Instead of staying home and fighting for their country they’d rather flee and live off the government somewhere else. Facts.
jeremy jaeger (1 day ago)
Dear Vox when something is racist just call it that.
Finlay Bullough (1 day ago)
This video acts as if it's Europes responsibility to let these people in
Zed (1 day ago)
We should make bigger walls.
init3 (1 day ago)
Need to start machine gunning them down - would certainly make a statement Europe is not a safe haven.
Lost Highway (1 day ago)
Great stuff!!
Arturo Sosa (2 days ago)
Why can't Europe go build it like Hong kohn
Just Call Me Annie (2 days ago)
Thank you for making these videos & sharing these stories!
Daniel Balbona (2 days ago)
If attack on titan was real
murdermymeat 69 (2 days ago)
Let them cross, not just Syrians
XBOYS (2 days ago)
9:47 yeezys
Evan Lyall (2 days ago)
This series was wonderful. Thank you.
Paul (2 days ago)
If you're going to risk death climbing a fence, why not risk death to kill Boko Haram terrorists and get paid by the army?
Tommy Two Tacos (2 days ago)
Heart = broken. Why are we such huge dicks to each other when we have the technology and money that if it was all invested and applied with forethought towards the goal of making this world a better place for EVERYONE who lives here, we would enter a post-scarcity epoch full of hope and all of the rest of that beautiful hippy bullshit. Just think about how much we could get done if we didn't have the drawbacks of poverty and starvation hampering one side, with greed and corruption diminishing the soul of the other side. If instead of scrambling to gather scraps, or fill the company quota, or maintain an exaggerated facade that projects one's social status we were all able to cooperate and work together towards goals that benefited all of man-kind and enriched the human experience by pushing back the frontiers of potential. If we did chose to hone skills and accomplish goals that weren't centered on hoarding wealth or obtaining personal power, but instead rewarded us with the love of those we helped, or a greater understanding of the universe we inhabit, or the satisfaction of watching your brothers and sisters stand on the shoulders of your accomplishments to reach even greater heights than you were capable of. I just don't understand why we chose to be such small creatures when we could so easily be so much more than this.
John P (2 days ago)
So that's why morroco is so hard to infect in plague inc
Alvin Oti (3 days ago)
these comments clearly miss the point if someone is willing to die on a fence then the life they are escaping must be WORSE than death.. and why the hell does Morroco allow a border in it its own country thats colonisation and racism all in one
the man (3 days ago)
Vox please explain 6:51. Poor migrants?
gaogle censors (3 days ago)
are there a lot of *cough, muslims in Africa.
Enlightened Doggo (3 days ago)
I bet they would stop trying if the Spanish army started shooting the hoard.
JanTube (3 days ago)
The problem with Morocco is that they don't accept their own deported immigrants. When immigrants become criminals in Europe they can be deported but their country of emigration has to accept them. And no, Arabs don't look a like Europeans. And often, they don't behave like Europeans as well. Many say that they are from Syria although they are from different countries.
OG_LAMA (3 days ago)
I kinda feel like vox is pro illegal border crossing, good video but super biased.
Flame2057 (3 days ago)
Why not just go into Germany where they are greeted with welfare and housing and jobs?
ching chong (3 days ago)
I bet trump loved this video
Aquarius1011 (3 days ago)
Oh well, at least they don't got shot at, riddled with bullets, like how it was at the Berlin Wall, and Iron Curtain. Regarding Morocco also guarding it, I guess it's much like when someone is going to cross an international border, at the side before crossing they check if your documentation is in order for the other side. That's quite an exclave, with cutting through a harbour. Yeah, Spain should give up Spanish Morocco to Morocco. I was wondering what is the point in Spain hanging on to it, or them.
Frank Bowman (3 days ago)
I wonder what would happen to European refugees who violated a border in a Chinese, Hispanic, African, or Arab nation? The guards wouldn't be using batons, they'd be firing AKs.
Bob Ross (4 days ago)
WHATS THE ANSWER? MORE YOU LET IN MORE WANT TO COME...
Gankageddon (4 days ago)
I just sold my house I've had in Barcelona, Spain. I pulled all my money out of the banks (yes I had deposits at 3 banks) I've had a presence there for over 12 years. Not anymore. The Arabs that are being let in are raping, forming roaming gangs, pillaging and vandalism. They have turned a city I loved into a warzone in some parts. It's gotten pretty bad and it's only going to get worse. I'm actually white and a U.S. citizen but I speak English, Catalan, Spanish, German and Portuguese. I just don't feel safe there anymore. I've had a long time friend there also that recently closed his businesses and let the workers go and is going to sell the property and leave for good. Europe has gotten so bad in some areas they're almost like the places these "refugees" are coming from. Im in the process of purchasing a large bit of land on a small island in the Exumas (Bahamas Commonwealth), Their government and banks are welcoming foreign investors as they are needing an economic boost badly and the current administration is trying it's best to avoid selling anymore land to China (Chinese raze and destroy everything. That's why the Vietnamese are rioting and protesting over the recent government lease to the Chinese). I loved Spain, I loved the culture the people the Mediterranean, the history. But the immigrants have ruined it, and it's getting worse. I feel sorry for those that do not have the means to leave.
Jason Jones (4 days ago)
You bring all those people in there. Several years down the road the area will be ruined. Then they will start to go to Spain and Portugal.
Fire Heart (4 days ago)
Why not to electrify that tall, already existing fence?
Stefos (4 days ago)
Since it has become that dangerous to cross to Europe, wouldn't it be safer to stay and fight the Boko Haram or whatever? And why not move to a country that's closer and relatively advanced, like Ghana?
Africa should have a 1 child policy
Lebrun Jemz (4 days ago)
African donald trump : Build that Wall !
Delano Souza (4 days ago)
This guy is a great reporter! Every episode is just awesome and super informative.
chrismas (4 days ago)
Let’s fix the countries they are running from.
Afiqah Faiqah (4 days ago)
I can't believe they don't help? Wtf
Bloomanddoom (4 days ago)
its like tag, you run faster than border patrol then you reach the immigration centre and are safe
ThePeaceMaker28 (5 days ago)
So what Vox is telling us it to shoot all the sub saharans that try to cross?
Tintin Degrelle (5 days ago)
It's not stopping invaders.The only thing that can stop them is victory of political party that is ready to deal with them.
0XxAngelOFDethxX0 (6 days ago)
at the moment our leaders don't have the balls to take back our land but that will change soon ;)
Mr Blobby (6 days ago)
EU don't want them !!
Monerh Almotary (6 days ago)
I’m so ashamed of us 9:19 💔💔💔
Cendrick Yu (6 days ago)
theres this refugee with yeezys at 9:48
Gurjot Singh (7 days ago)
This channel is amazing
reidism (7 days ago)
Will there be a season 2???
Ola Hedberg (7 days ago)
you are one of the best journalists alive, don't doubt that.
Richard Mingerhaufer (7 days ago)
Gun them down
DarthCuber (7 days ago)
Black filth
Emilio Patiño (7 days ago)
sorry. Not allowing slaves
ariq kamil (7 days ago)
Those are hooman you know
zengara11 (7 days ago)
It is straight up weird to me. If you believe you have the "right" to not invite others, because you were be born in western countries, that gained so much money from oppressing the rest of the world. Doesnt that entail that you believe it was a right thing to oppress these people? Like if your fathers father destroyed other lives to give you this, and you inherently believe that it is yours. Doesnt that mean, you also have other lives on you conscious? The answer to that can either go with you believe ancestors were right to do so, which leads to the idea that you believe these people should....die, or something in those lines. Or, no I dont believe that we should keep what we oppressed or the....I want the luck of being born here, by people who oppressed others to get the money, but not the blame ideology, which is stupid if I have to be honest....It is just weird to read some of the comments like "Europe dont owe these people anything" or other comments alike.
SpecialJ11 (8 days ago)
Why does Morocco not try to give them a reason to stay in Morocco? These people are seeking better lives, why not offer a safe and stable low income job in Morocco that beats starvation and war in their home country. These people aren't asking for much, they just want lives.
αłphα hęīśt (2 days ago)
SpecialJ11 Easy to say, answer this instead. There are homeless people in your country, why aren’t the government helping them out?
Charles Manson (8 days ago)
9:49 mans got yeezys tho
The kaiser (8 days ago)
I guess all the migrants spend all the money they have on clothes
the man (3 days ago)
pause at 6:51, decent cars for "poor" migrants :)
MrWaffleBrainz (8 days ago)
European Union law is stupid. Basically if you make it past the border officers and into the building 100 yards away, you are "free".
Mohammad Salah (8 days ago)
moral of the story Never Give Up 😎
AlonsoCF (8 days ago)
They are not refugees, they are immigrants.
Andrew Giroux (8 days ago)
I don't care what your age / gender is. If you're willing to risk your life crossing boarders, You should be willing to risk your life staying home and fighting the terror and authoritarian groups. These people are cowards and are manipulating the "crisis" in their homelands to come to our countries and manipulate the welfare system. There should be a strict no refugee policy for people who do this, and illegal boarder crossing should be punishable by death. In a few months the migrant crisis ill be over thanks to this deterrence. For anyone that will say that not all of the refugees will manipulate the system, and some of them will be productive. There are too many that do manipulate welfare. Those people greatly outnumber the ones that won't.
Peace world tc (8 days ago)
No doubt.. These people turn Europe as immigrants land.. Then who knows about terrorism???
kch chl (8 days ago)
Thesa black people should be treated like criminals, in fact they are...Cross border illegally, attack police. I don't understand why you have a mercy on them? If I commit a crime, I'm punished for it, they don't... Why bcause I'm white and they are black?
youngEngineer (8 days ago)
That wall needs to be 20 feet higher. European and North American countries have a right to strong borders and strong national identities. The fence jumpers aren't families fleeing violence, they are almost exclusively young men fleeing the their countries and leaving behind women and children to become the playthings of evil men. They need to accept responsibility, be good men and go back home to fix their failed states and protect the vulnerable members of their societies. The dude with the scars is having the adventure of a lifetime while his mother, younger siblings, and cousins are probably living in hell on earth. He needs to go back and use his strength to fix his country rather than get into one of ours. Similarly, men in North America and Europe need to stand up to bullies who don't see this for what it is and want to silence their opposition by accusing them of having hatred in their heart when in reality their hearts are full of love for their country and their people. We must stand up and fight for our future. Otherwise our societies too will decay into failed states.
eka nanda (9 days ago)
Why such a bother to protect something that have little economic gains? Just let them in.
AYmen AR (9 days ago)
they said that they are going to europe to work , hahahaha dude even the europian people didn't find a work in europe , but why did you said that the moroocain police do all that , and you didn't speak about the spanish police also because thaey are baisclly doing the same thing
Salvatore Bernardo (9 days ago)
trump's dream
Productively Suicidal (9 days ago)
migrant's wearing $400 sweatpants at 3:35
αłphα hęīśt (2 days ago)
Productively Suicidal Seriously...go to any poor countries and I can guarantee you that you could get any branded clothing for less than a dollar.
ILiberoI (9 days ago)
Some of the comments under this video really hurt to read and remind someone that there are still a lot of narrow minded people out there. It is definitely a difficult topic to talk about, but the amount of racism in some comments is really sad.
Lawrence B (9 days ago)
Build that wall! Build that wall!
Ki Rex (9 days ago)
Defending your border is not dirty work. The immigrants deserve a good future but not in the expense of the welfare nation. Europe has become really specialized so integrating people into the continent (most immigrants will only go to few developed European countries like Britain, France etc) has become hard. They tried being polite but when it doesn't work then you have to use violence. Stop using baby photos to justify it. I'm a human and also the ones doing policies for immigration, we understand suffering. When people tried to send birth control methods to some African countries in crisis, everybody started raising war flags. Overpopulation in these countries isn't or crises isn't European countries fault. *Colonialism* is true so does medicinal and technological developments made by European scientists.
Zaini Mohamad (9 days ago)
مؤسف جدا musif jiddaan
Yilin TO (9 days ago)
'We must build a wall'
Patrik Lundvall (9 days ago)
I LOVE THE MORROCO POLICE, ik cuz i have been dere, EU's "Dirtywork" someone's gotta do it, cuz EU wont be so great if everyone from africa with these internal conflicts come over to EU, IDM Migration but i HATE MASS Migration WITHOUT A PROPER REASON
There is no war in Morocco! They go there just to get subsidized! There is also video and statistical evidence that they are Raping, beating, and murdering the Europeans in their home cities.
Geog Acct (10 days ago)
If you watch a vox video be SURE to SKIP the ad. Do not support OPEN BORDERS and half truths.
Geog Acct (10 days ago)
"Fleeing from war". More BS vox. So Spain increased their border protections to stop persons "fleeing from war". Uh hu. So where is this war in Morocco? I must have missed the part about illegal aliens and economic migrants. 2 minutes of skipping around was more than enough on this regurgitated NY times BS.
Omniscient 1 (10 days ago)
The day is coming very soon when the White European man will start murdering these invaders.
I'm Frost (10 days ago)
We are going to build a wall and Morroco will pay for it
Actually Morroco gets paid for guarding it & adding extra layers of wall on their side.
ni倪ian瑜渊 (10 days ago)
So these so called "human rights" people believed these "asylum seekers" who broke laws to enter a country will observe laws once they're in that country? This is about human rights. This is about anarchy. This is about trying to end the human civilization.
Andrew Yi (10 days ago)
Hardcore octopus
Harsh Shahi (10 days ago)
Trying to cross border to rape, violate, demanding sharia law, to take advantage of free food n shelter.
Scarlett Symetria (10 days ago)
People kept blaming colonialism. So it happened already. And it happened in my country Malaysia and the neighbors in Southeast Asia. Its already the past, so rebuild again. Everyone rebuilt the whole nation and toppled a corrupt government. If your current government can't even take care of you, then topple them for good or be that force for change. Running away means you allowed them to stay in power and step on you.
eduardo landingin (10 days ago)
a divided world. lovely. kudos europe and your colonizers. the cradle of all conflicts in the world.
_cheesy cheesecake_ (10 days ago)
Ey I have 2 morrocan friends
Fuck all U (10 days ago)
How black African gorillas climbing over the wall. Aren’t they like gorillas? Give them a bananas.

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