The Berlin Wall of Water…The Spanish enclaves Ceuta and Melilla in Morocco form the only borders between Africa and the European Union. The small coastal cities are the target for thousands of immigrants looking for a better life in Europe and who do not dare to take on the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean sea.
The wall of life and apartheid…The clash between the Israeli and the Palestinians, who both claim the same land to be rightfully theirs, is the basis of one of the Middle-East’s most long-term conflicts. The hostilities are exacerbated by the Holocaust tragedies and the expropriation and occupancy of Palestina by the Israeli. To put a
Except for a gap of about 700 kilometres, all of Bangladesh is fenced in by a concrete and barbed wire fence dotted with watchtowers every 2,9 kilometres. Measuring over 3400 kilometers, this is the longest border fence in the entire world. Only in the years since 2006, almost a 1000 people lost their lives to
The Berm…The border between the Western Sahara and Morocco is a serie of eight defensive walls built in 1981-1987. King Hassan of Morocco built the fortifications to protect his people from the ‘Polisario Front’, a political movement in the former Spanish colony that fights for independence of the Western-Sahara since 1973. Only the Great Wall
‘Wall of Shame’ en ‘the Peace Wall’…The conflict in Northern-Ireland has its roots in the independence of Ireland in 1921. This event created a province of Great-Britain in which opposing nationalities, cultures and above all religions had to live together. The protestants affiliated themselves more with the Brits whereas the Catholics would have preferred to
The Berlin wall of the countryside. In 2008, Georgia lost a short land war with Russia. The conflict was about the declaration of independence of former province of South Ossetia. The short war claimed 400 lives and displaced 133,000 from their homes. Russia, who bases their large army in South Ossetia, has changed the border
The 250 kilometre long and 4 kilometre wide wall, a military zone between North and South Korea, is famous for being the most militarised border in the world. As no people are allowed near it, an unintended side effect of the zone is that right now it is the best protected nature reserve in temperate
The Tortilla Wall In 2006 the United States started building a wall more than 1100 kilometres long, as well as fencing along the 3169 kilometre long border of Mexico. The Secure fence Act was a reaction to problems relating to illegal immigrants, drug trafficking and their alleged connection to terrorist organisations. Until now the project