Five Practical Ways to Help Refugees
Be sure to take a moment to donate and assist organizations and groups around the world as they deal with the massive refugee crisis taking place in Europe. A recent report quotes more “than 2,500 migrants and refugees have died or gone missing this year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea”. “The Independent” provides five practical ways to assist refugees in Europe.
And while you consider ways to help, don’t forget that we helped create much of this terrible situation. As James Fallows reminds us in his op-ed in The Atlantic on why the U.S. should be taking more Syrian refugees:
“You break it, you bought it,” said Colin Powell of our Iraq misadventure, one of the first dominos in the Syrian crisis. We are not the bull in this china shop, but we fed it and let it in. We owe the shopkeepers.
Close to 50,000 have already signed a petition to the U.S. government to do its part in resettling Syrian refugees. “United States of America; the most powerful nation, the largest economy, and the champion of democracy and human rights should stands for its values.”