A civil war hits Syria on March 15, 2011. According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, over 3 million of them fled to Syria’s neighbouring countries like Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq; while over 6 million refugees were internally displaced within Syria. Travelling through sea routes, they faced trouble and not all could make it to shore alive. The ones who reached safely were greeted with food and water. Due to the effect of this war, the Syrian children are suffering from malnutrition, sexual exploitation and ill-health. Germany and Austria greeted Syrian refugees with a warm welcome. Toys were given to the children. The Germans waved and cheered for the Syrians who might have felt apprehensive entering a new country. They felt like home. The Austrian government too responded to the crisis with food, water, clothes and shelter to stations in Vienna and Salzburg. Most of the Austrians helped the refugees by offering them lift to Vienna.
While politicians and world leaders are bickering about migration, citizens have shown the way. The human way.