Right now it’s all about trying to help refugees. Like a lot of people, I’ve been looking for ways to get involved. But the question is what can you do that will really make a difference?
So I did some research and talked with experts in the field. Here are 10 simple tips you can try that experts think will probably help:
- Try not to set fire to refugee homes across your country, or burn them down to the ground.
- If you’re a journalist and you’re among refugees who are fleeing to safety, try not to repeatedly kick them and trip them for the sake of better video footage.
- Try not to organize anti-immigration rallies for tens of thousands of people to fuel heated refugee hatred.
- Try to stop anyone you see in your country dousing refugee homes with gasoline, kerosine or other highly flammable liquids.
- If you’re a voter in Europe, and there’s an extreme right-wing anti-immigration party that’s fuelling refugee hatred and trying to get into power, try not voting them into power.
- Try not to form a human wall blocking weary refugees from reaching safety.
- Try not to start wars.
- If you see someone who has doused a refugee home in kerosine, lit a match and looks about to set a refugee house ablaze, try blowing out the match.
- If you’re the leader of an extreme right-wing party that fuels refugee hatred and someone in your party suggests completely banning asylum and leaving the European Union, try saying “that’s a bad idea”.
- Last but not least: Try not to vote for Donald Trump. That may not help refugees directly, but it’s a good tip in life.
by Joel Sherwood