Why We Still Need To Talk About The Refugee Crisis

Why we still need to talk about the refugee crisis…

On 17th March, over 150 civilians were killed in airstrikes on the city of Mosul in Iraq.

On 23rd March, more than 240 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, trying to make the crossing from Libya to Italy.

On 31st March, a 17 year old boy was left unconscious after being attacked because he is an asylum seeker in Croydon, UK.

On 3rd April it was reported that IS in Mosul are using human shields in an attempt to deter the military.

On 4th April, dozens of people were killed in a suspected chemical attack in Idlib, Syria.

This list could go on and on, and the reality is that it will.

The refugee crisis is not slowing down. The things that are causing people to flee their homes – wars, persecution, death – are not going away.

But we must not allow ourselves to fall silent. We must speak up for the people who have lost their lives, and stand alongside those who continue to seek safety and freedom. We must raise our voices and make sure that these atrocities are heard. We cannot allow them to fall on deaf ears.

We must remember that these people are just that – people. They are more than statistics. Each and every single one is a life lived, just like ours. They are brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters. They are doctors and gardeners and engineers and business owners and homemakers. They are just like us.

They could be us.

Please, keep talking, keep saying these things out loud and keep asking people to come together and show their support.

Our voices will not fall silent.

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