In case you were wondering, she's not my alter-ego......feel free to cut this exerpt short...
Where is 'International Rescue', when you need them, Virgil?
More grim reports from the frontline of the refugee crisis, in Greece...Terrible to see, still, after all this time, the pathetic fields, of woefully inadequate tent cities...So much for the good of being in the EU ...if this whole crisis had been managed better, then I would maybe, be more convinced !
I'm sure I am not the only person on this site who has wondered why there hasn't been an attempt to establish better long term, temporary accommodation at each countries borders ?
Anyone who has taught in a London school, will be familiar with the good old Portacabin ?
Surely, by now these should be being used at the centre of all refugee sites ..they now come equipped with solar power options etc, are warm, dry and can be furnished and sited with landscaping and other facilities needing an office ( eg. medical centre, shop, school, etc.)
Funding this, would I am sure be a drop in the ocean of the EU's budget....Turkey, should be recieving the maximum financial help, to establish good bases( some way inside it's borders with Syria).....as the nearest safe place. These could be developed over time into small towns with amenities, to make life more bearable for the refugees, until such time as Syria becomes a safe place to return to.
Prosperous companies working in this area could be encouraged (by tax breaks ?) to donate and or transport these container/cabins to the places where they are desperately needed.
Seems that Germany has had to make a major investment in this area....
If anyone knows of a charity working in this area, I would be interested in hearing about it.