Serbia: At the Crossroads of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Such a well written and moving piece. The refugee crisis is still a very real issue the media has now forgotten about; no longer front page news or a burning topic. Yet people are still being forced from their homes to try and carve out a life somewhere else, but that somewhere is unknown and the journey to get their hazardous. A parent does not board an unseaworthy over crowded vessel in the hopes of a better job, they board it because staying in their own country is accepting certain death. A child should not grow up in a worn torn city, fearing for their own and their families lives.

Countries need to start realising the humanitarian obligations to refugees who have not chosen to leave but have been forced to leave. It’s time we helped.

During WW2 Anne Frank’s father wrote to the Cuban, US & British embassies seeking asylum and we know how that turned out. For once lets try to be on the right side of history and help people while we still can.

GALLIVANCE

Refugee Family in Belgrade Tent City

The refugee crisis in Europe has dominated international news for weeks, and with good reason. Britain’s Guardian newspaper is calling it the worst refugee crisis since WWII.

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  1. Thanks so much for reblogging our post on the Syrian refugees and for your kind words. When we planned our trip to the Balkans, we suspected that we’d see some of the effects of the migration, but had no idea that it would be at the level we encountered. As you said, unless there’s a major disaster or loss of life, the media has moved on to other topics, but the struggle for the refugees continues, day after day. It wasn’t a pleasant sight to see, but if our post and photos raised awareness just a little bit, it was worthwhile for us. Thanks for helping get the word out. ~James@Gallivance.net

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