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Does It Matter If We Call You Refugee or Migrant You are Human Beings

Like so many others I am heartbroken by the photos of the dead toddler, Alan Kurdi. I am determining which charity I will contribute to that aids refugees. I read a quote in the New York Times, Exodus of Syrians Highlights Political Failure of the West, this morning and I totally agree:

“If they can’t work together to save these children,” Adnan Hadad, an activist from the Syrian city of Aleppo, wrote on Twitter as the image of the boy went viral, “the world leaders better find another planet to rule.”

And from my local newspaper the LA Times calling for a moral policy on refugees:

“These refugees and migrants are mostly innocent victims of political failures, from the war in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State to incessant insurgencies and political oppression in Africa. The world should not compound those failures with a moral one.”