We have been devastated by the images of the children and families dead or dying being washed up onto the shores of Europe, or those lying suffocated in the backs of trucks trying to cross borders, or being passed over barbed wire fences - in an effort to be free to be safe.
We have been devastated by the lack of action, the lack of protection, given to these children and families who are fleeing wars and tragedy - unimaginable. Child refugees must be protected at all times - with protective services, food, heath care, education and adequate shelter. We need to ensure families stay together during this challenging process. Trained child welfare professionals should be deployed and search and rescue operations must continue - not only at sea, but also on land.
They need help. We must ACT. Contact your local members. Have your voices heard.