Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
So yesterday I was talking about the underfunded UNHCR relief effort.

UN agencies 'broke and failing' in face of ever-growing refugee crisis - Guardian

Click on the link to see the complete graph. The first bar is the request of the UNHCR for $2.89 billion for the Syria regional response plan, of which $0.9 billion have been funded. If some European governments had had the foresight (yeah I know), they would've just filled out the rest long ago which would've been that much cheaper. Bygones, but it's not too late to make a difference.

If you have some Euros to spare make a donation. Either through the worldwide UNHCR website or (to get the tax deduction) through the websites of the national offices:





Great Britain


Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Mon Sep 7th, 2015 at 02:12:50 PM EST
Could you put this in a diary so I can put it on the front page?
by Bjinse on Tue Sep 8th, 2015 at 08:17:07 AM EST
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I posted the diary with a correction: http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2015/9/8/143712/3433

There are $2.89 billion left outstanding. So the total is $3.8 billion.

This should be a no brainer, left or right. If you don't want 'too many Muslims to come here and blow up Christendom', make a donation so that they're less likely to come. If you don't like to see people drowning, cut up by razorwire, and suffer in miserable camps then make a donation. This could be a good play for your Fidesz colleagues, Dodo.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Tue Sep 8th, 2015 at 02:43:08 PM EST
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Done, and thanks.
by Bjinse on Wed Sep 9th, 2015 at 02:56:07 AM EST
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