What do you say when there are no words to express your despair? How do you rationalize unimaginable sadness and then try and put in words what you feel or what you think is necessary to communicate?
That is the resounding feeling many across Europe feel when considering the current and most likely ongoing refugee crisis emanating primarily from Syria but also from Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and sub-Saharan Africa.
This crisis has quickly overtaken the public conscious and led to a varied take on how it should be reported, how Western Europe should respond and how we all should see ourselves in this situation.
As a communications consultancy we feel that the only thing that we can contribute is an avenue to organizations that actually provide direct assistance to the people that our affected by this.
When we say people, we mean the families that are braving the uncertainty of their journey to do what they believe is the best they can in a situation so tragic. When we say people, we mean the young people whose futures are so riddled with obstacles that their only opportunity lies in a path that many, at least many in the West, could not even imagine.
When we say people, we mean those people who had hopes and dreams just like us, but now find themselves facing the insurmountable and yet still find the capacity to smile and move forward because that is all they can do.
To help in Oslo, contact the following organizations to see what you can do,