…..a biblical flow of humanity

‘This is the scandal. This is not a sudden humanitarian crisis that has been foisted on Europe’
‘It was a week when all the worries and squabbles of normal western life faded to puny.
A week mercilessly punctuated by searing images of what happens when a desperate, biblical flow of humanity fleeing torture, violation, despair and death, tackles fierce seas in dinghies and rotting vessels, negotiates vast tracts of hostile terrain’…………………………..
(Kathy Sheridan, Migrant Crisis
. First published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015. http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/kathy-sheridan-days-of-searing-images-and-a-biblical-flow-of-humanity-1.2340883)
What can we do to help?
• We can be informed
• We can pray
• We can write to our MP and local councillors
• We can offer support, physically and financially
• We can read what professional helpers have to say ……

I have found that information and links to other charities from The Boaz Trust, extremely informative and helpful:

The Boaz Trust is a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester.
They provide accommodation, as well as food and other essentials, to those who are unable to access support from anywhere else.
They also provide advocacy and pastoral support, and campaign on a local and national level for justice in asylum legislation.

http://boaztrust.org.uk/2015/09/04/engage-support-asylum-seekers-and-refugees/