Europe will ultimately be defined by how it treats people in need – and it is our choice!

To the point! Must read!

„This is a crisis of politics as much as it is one of migration, and I think it will develop in one of two ways. Either Europe will continue to militarise its borders and squabble over resettlement quotas of refugees as if they were toxic waste; or we will find the courage and leadership to create a just asylum system where member states pull together to ensure that refugees are offered a basic standard of living wherever they arrive.“

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/31/europe-migrant-crisis-political-choice-toxic-waste-sanctuary?CMP=share_btn_fb

Deeply sad about these news – Syrian refugees cross four million mark

The official number of Syrian refugees now stands at 4,013,000 – not including the number of the ones, who are not registered. We have to support! And it is not only the neighbouring countries who are responsible for these children, women and men – it is the whole international community!!

„The number of people fleeing the civil war in Syria has now passed four million, according to the UN refugee agency. An overwhelming majority of the refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, with Turkey hosting nearly two million alone, UNHCR said in a report released on Thursday.

The conflict in Syria has led to what UNHCR described as the world’s single largest refugee crisis in almost a quarter of a century under the agency’s mandate. UNHCR said a surge in new refugee arrivals in Turkey had pushed the total number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries to over 4,013,000 people. An additional 7.6 million people are displaced inside Syria, the report said.

The more than 1.8 million Syrians in Turkey have made the country the biggest host of refugees in the world. Nearly 249,726 refugees have been sheltered in Iraq, while Jordan hosts 629,128 and Egypt and Lebanon are home to 132,375 and 1,172,753 respectively.

The report does not include 270,000 asylum applications by Syrians in Europe, and the thousands of others resettled from the region elsewhere.“

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/unhcr-syrian-refugees-4-million-150709033023489.htmlMap_gfx_4_mil-syrian-refugee