If you do nothing else today please watch this video and you will understand why so many people feel so strongly about helping refugees. This video shows the callous abuse of refugees, it documents the truth of the fact that armed smugglers are taking in millions of euros in transporting people on a short but deadly journey. A two month old baby and numerous toddlers were on this boat which was abandoned by its captain and then suffered engine failure at sea.
Had the journalist on board not had a satellite phone they would have all perished. The children are exposed to smoke, petrol fumes and are wearing life jackets far too big to be in anyway effective. Thankfully these people arrived safely on Lesvos, towed by a fisherman, but their journey has only just begun.