We Are Human Just Like You
Syrian refugees arrive on dry land. Photo EPA/Yannis Kolesidis
The plight of a record 60 million refugees, with up to a million this year alone seeking safety in often irrationally inhospitable countries, has sparked both vile fear-mongering and many righteous acts of generosity - people honoring their shared humanity by offering to walk for, house, feed, transport while singing and donate their wedding expenses to those in desperate need. This #GivingTuesday, The Guardian and other organizations suggest ways to give more and embrace "standing for empathy," because "all there is to catch us is each other."
A Syrian refugee hands over a baby into Turkey. Photo by AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Refugees protest against restrictions limiting passage at the Greek-Macedonian border Tuesday. Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images