#RefugeesWelcome

I’m sometimes reticent about including news commentary in my blog – it seems trite and inappropriate to include large scale human tragedy in amongst fluffy fashion writing. However, I feel I can’t ignore the refugee crisis in Europe. The pitiful image of three-year-old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, washed up on a beach in Turkey has become emblematic of the unfolding humanitarian disaster. We finally understand that only those with no other options would attempt the journey across the Mediterranean Sea in a rickety dingy. What horrors these people are fleeing are incomprehensible to our sheltered Western sensibility. Perhaps the hostility and xenophobia directed at ‘Migrants’ is because we can’t imagine what it’s like to face depravity, persecution, rape and barbaric violence on a grand scale. It’s interesting that Germany has agreed to take 800,000 refugees. Germany is a bigger and richer […]