Posted on September 10, 2015
“Yesterday Europe woke up to the reality of what’s happening in our waters.
The sight of a little boy washed up on Turkish shores, captured our attention in a way that a million high detail articles never could.
Someone offers them the opportunity to leave the dusty refugee camps, to take their kids somewhere that has decent schools and job prospects, and they take it.
“It has to be better than this,” they think.
The mythology around the countries in Europe builds. People without hope look for every shred that they can find. For many, Europe or America, Canada or Australia seem like the closest chance.
For many, right now, these countries really are the closest chance at a future that’s safe and far away from their crumbling homes.
Our governments and NGOs can’t manage this immense task by themselves. They need us as ordinary citizens to get involved.
SO, WHAT CAN I DO TODAY?”