by Sarah Habib
10 million. 10 million on the run. 10 million not knowing where to go.10 million just trying to find a place like home. 10 million.
It has become a global crisis. A problem that has been unmatched since World War II.
Refugees coming mainly from the Middle East and Africa. All trying to flee the present war and conflicts in their country.
Already more than 2,600 have drowned in the Mediterranean, who have been desperate traveling somewhere assuming they would be safe. Knowing on which horrifying dangerous journey they betake themselves. But hope is the only thing that is stronger than fear.
Walking by foot hundreds of kilometres crossing several borders, caring their entire life on the back. Not knowing what the next day holds for them.Only arriving at their destination, to get caged like animals. Every day being scared of getting deported.
The world has to act.
Hundreds of thousands are suffering every day. Just as you think there has been in improvement in helping refugees, countries tighten borders with others to keep refugees crossing their territory.
This is not the way it should work.
It is a time when countries should open their borders and work together to overcome the crisis. Relaxing asylum rules. Investing in resettling the people who are in need. We all must face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
We can do it.
That also would mean accepting that our communities will look and feel different from how they have in the past. Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.
We can do it.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.