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Small people in a big world – response to refugees

What the current refugee crisis shows me more than anything is that there are a lot of small people in a big world. On the one hand individuals and families fleeing from war and terror, reliant on their own wits, at the mercy of people smugglers and dependant on the hospitality (or not) of others. On the other hand the residents of safe countries,  some as in Germany and Iceland opening their homes in hospitality, others as in Britain either frustrated by a feeling of helplessness or  scared that offering refuge to the displaced will harm their own circumstances or even endanger their country. Continue reading