The Syrian civil war is the worst refugee/ displacement crisis since the second world war. My faith in humanity and in the EU is being tested, especially after seeing the body of a two year old Syrian child, Aylan Kurdi, washed up on a Turkish beach.
The term migrants is being thrown around by governments, but these people are NOT migrants, they are refugees. Try to imagine the horror that these desperate families have faced in Syria, that their only hope at a safe life is to try and cross the ocean in a dinghy, and risk losing a child in such a way.
Today’s quotes are a reminder of the importance of compassion and love regardless of race, religion, age, sex.
‘Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.’ ~ Dalai Lama.
‘To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.’ ~Nelson Mandela.
‘Love, hope, fear, faith- these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.’ ~ Robert Browning.