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  • 11/22/2015 UncertainJourneysTheNewYorkTimes

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    Volunteershelprefugees,primarilyfromSyria,IraqandAfghanistan,disembarkontheislandofLesbos,Greece,nearTurkey.TheAegeanSeaisparticularlyrough,withthefirst

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    Turkey.TheAegeanSeaisparticularlyrough,withthefirstsignsofwinterstormsbeginninginlateSeptemberwhenImadethisphotograph.Duringtheirjourney,manyrefugeeswereseasick,andsomesufferedfromlifethreateningdehydrationandcold.CreditPhotographsbyAshleyGilbertson/VIIPhotoforUnicef

    AFTERtheNov.13attacksinParis,ourresolvetohelprefugeesshouldbestrongerthanever.Asweexpressourangerandgrief,wemustrememberthattheyarefleeingpreciselythetypeofviolencethatFranceexperiencedthatnight.Ratherthanturningthemaway,theUnitedStatesandEuropeneedtofullycommittomanagingtheirsafepassage,screeningandsettlement,andnotleaveituptotheragtagteamsofvolunteerswhohavesofarbeensteppinginwheregovernmentsandagencieshavefailed.

    IrecentlyspentthreeweeksphotographingtherefugeecrisisinGreece,theBalkansandGermany,onassignmentforUnicef.OntherockyshoresoftheGreekislandofLesbos,peoplescrambledoutoftheirboats,welcomedbyanadhocgroupofdedicatedandpassionatevolunteers.Almost700,000refugeeshavearrivedinthecountrythisyearaftermakingthedangerouspassagebyseafromTurkey.

    GovernmentsandNGOsgenerallyhavesophisticatedsystemsinplacetomanagetheflowofpeopleinemergencysituationsindevelopingcountries.ButIcameacrossonlyoccasionalinterventionsbyorganizedagencies.

    Thevolunteers,manyonvacationfromthroughoutEuropeandtheUnitedStates,werefillingthegaps.SomeofthemhadmedicaltrainingagroupofSpanishlifeguardspatrolledthecoast,divingintothefrigidwaterstorescuepeoplesomehandedoutsandwichestheyweremakingalldayandothersdistributedwarm,dryclothescollectedfromtownsandsuburbsbackhome.

    WelcometoEurope!theycalledout,huggingrelievedrefugees.Thereweremanytears.Children,thenparents,werewrappedinmetallicspace

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    weremanytears.Children,thenparents,werewrappedinmetallicspaceblankets.Theyweregivenmedicalassistanceandprovidedwithinformationaboutthenextstepsintheirpassage.

    Theirwelcomeissomeoftheonlywarmthinacoldandarduousjourney.Men,women,children,thedisabled,theelderlynomattertheyreallpackedoneontopoftheotherintocrowdedtraincarsscreamedatinforeignlanguagesmarchedtobusesbyplatoonsofcopsinfullriotgearkeptinlinesorclearofborderfencesbypoliceofficersusingteargasandbatonsforcedtowaitfordaysatatimeinfilthy,backeduptransitcentersandgenerallytreatedlikeundesirables,orworse,likecriminals.

    Iexpectedthescenesofgrief,traumaanddesperation.Iwassurprisedtofindthemanymomentsofrelief,evenjoy,astherefugeesbuiltbondsandpassedthroughhardshiptogether.Itiscrucialthatwebearwitnesstoalloftheseaspectsofthestory.

    Asmembersofthepublic,Ibelieve,weneedtoactasthewatchdogsofgovernmentsandlocalauthorities.Wehavetodemandthatpolicymakersprovidesystematichumanitarianassistanceandnotleaveitsolelyuptovolunteerstodothework.

    Weshouldbepressuringgovernmentstotreattherefugeesasmembersoftheirownfamilies.Andeverybodycouldbedonatingclothes,moneyorevenourvacationtimetoreceivethemwheretheyarrive.

    WeshouldnotletthatterriblenightinParisdiminishoursenseofhumanityandresponsibility.Letsrememberthatthesocietythatwearesoprotectiveofisbuiltonthewillofrefugeesourownfamiliesandthefamiliesmakingthefrighteningjourneytodaywiththehopeofprovidingabetterlifeforourchildren.

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