Syria War Appeal
Europeans do not need to house refugees in their homes, you can actually do better by donating as much as you can to the United Nations agencies on the ground in the Middle East.
Daily Squib readers are urged to not encourage people smugglers and dangerous journeys where people fleeing the war zone die or cause massive upheaval to their destinations. Countries who are accepting refugees should do so from the refugee camps within Syria and should do everything in their power to discourage the ruthless human traffickers who are profiting off the misery and desperation from a fractured Middle East caused by very poor foreign policy decisions.
By donating in a responsible manner, assistance can be given on the ground, therefore refugees will not feel the need to conduct perilous journeys or pay human traffickers.
To this end, we advise our readers to specifically donate to the UNHCR, World Food Programme and UNICEF.
The United Nations is in dire need of funds and relies on private donors, with little or no assistance from governments.
A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries.