The headlines have been grim - such tragic, unnecessary human death. They were fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, young and old. Just imagine the desperation of the people trying to reach our shores, dreaming of a life with safety and security far from the fear they left behind.
We are saddened that the situation seems to be worsening rather than getting better, despite all the rhetoric in the news.
But rather than point fingers, pin blame, find solutions, the most urgent question we should be asking is how can we help?
There are several local charities and organisations that will steer you to ways that you can help, either by donating your time, helping to meet the needs of these desperate newcomers, or ensuring that any financial contributions can be used appropriately.
Please help, if you can:
You can also read more about refugee resettlement in West Sussex.
“We look forward to a world in which all people share the same basic rights, in which they live together in peace and in which their different cultures will be able to develop freely.”
- Paragraph 2, Preamble to the Liberal Democrat Constitution