The situation now
Many people are looking for safety in Europe
Due to war, persecution and uncertainty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Iran, many people are looking for safety in Europe. The route often goes via Turkey, over the sea, to the Greek islands.
These people are just like you and me, completely normal and sensible, but have found themselves in desperate circumstances. It’s a common mistake to look at their cell phones and decent clothes and think that these people don’t need help. But it is important to remember that they are not fleeing for economical gains but for their lives. Their houses are piles of rubble, their cities are destroyed and the threat of death is constant. They are not fleeing because they want to, but because they must.