When it comes to refugees & asylum rights there is only one option: solidarity or barbarism

Refugees at Idomeni, Greece (Alexandros Avramidis:Reuters) Feb 1 2016

Is any commentary on this photo necessary? Because we are speechless in condemnation of European refugee policies. This is Idomeni, Greece at the border with Macedonia where nighttime temperatures are just above freezing. These refugees–already exhausted, traumatized from loss, afraid for their children, elders, disabled, infirm, & their futures–are still forced to endure inhuman conditions–with miles & months to go before the ordeal ends. Most have no idea where they will end up.

Sixty-million people across the globe on the move fleeing from war, bombing, impoverishment. They present only one option to humanity: solidarity or barbarism.

(Photo by Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters)