Join with Avaaz and help stop the drownings

What’s happening?

Recently, we saw in the news the awful image of the drowned little boy. The boy was a Syrian three year old who washed up on a Turkish beach. His five year old brother and mother also died, during their desperate attempt to flee the Syrian war.

As tragic as these events have been, they have been the catalyst that is bringing about action to help the fleeing refugees. After massive public calls to welcome refugees, German Chancellor Merkel and the President of the EU Commission are leading efforts to deliver a new, strong European Union plan that would give refuge to people fleeing war and hunger.

Avaaz’s efforts

The deaths in Turkey have led many to call on their governments to have a heart and review their policies on refugees. Many governments are bow changing their policies to allow for more refugees to be processed, including Australia who has just announced that 12,000 Syrian refugees will be allowed to resettle in Australia.

“France is on board, but shamefully the UK, Hungary, and other Eastern European countries have been blocking this emergency action. Whether EU politicians lead the world to a humane 21st century refugee plan, or turn their backs, depends on how much they feel the public demands it.”


Supporting Avaaz

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How you can help

You can join with Avaaz and send your message to the EU Heads of State and Ministers, the President and Commissioners of the European Commission, and all global leaders.

“We call on you to urgently lead the world to a humane 21st century refugee policy that saves lives and protects people fleeing war and hunger. The magnitude of this crisis requires united, urgent and massive humanitarian action.” – Avaaz




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