Care and the caravan: the unmet needs of migrants heading for the USBMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5315 (Published 19 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5315
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The migration of people from their native land to another because of their unmet basic needs is social trauma and tragedy. The saying that the other side is always greener may seem true in the case of the USA, which has been the dreamland of many who seek knowledge and freedom. It seems now to close itself to openly extending the hand of fellowship and friendship. It is a tragedy why rulers and leaders do not understand the needs of the people rather than consolidating the parties they belong or the policies they stand for. We see many fleeing from the civil war-torn areas of the world.
“Are we on the edge of Moral degradation and disintegration with the human mind dancing to the tunes of Science and Technology pushing humans to sideline Nature to show the dominance of human nature living in the soap bubble of pomp, pleasure and plunder?”
We are witnessing chaos and confusion everywhere, with violence in many forms crippling the human spirit. The world is under the influence of leaders with tunnel vision and narrow thinking. Gandhiji, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King have become monuments erected on the pedestal of arrogance of human power and intolerance. Peace and tranquility have become hide-outs of ordinary people, with military might and political power hovering around like drones with scant respect for human life and dignity. Humanity is trying to embrace technology over nature like the Pharaohs and followers choosing their God, wine and women.
The vast expanse of the Red Sea, the limitless reach of space, the limited vision of the human mind and the greatness of Nature - the magic of God’s Will that can control the five elements of Earth - like the tablets of the Ten Commandments of Moses creating a path to walk through the two boundaries of sea divided by the wand of Moses.
Conflicts around the world threatens Peace around the world in Syria, Afghanistan, Palestine, Mexico, Korean Peninsula, Yemen, Iraq, Kurds, South China Sea, East China Sea, Pakistan, Lebanon, Republic of Congo, Somalia, India, South Sudan, Egypt, Central African Republic, Ukraine, Nigeria, Libya, Mali.
Is "man an angel in science and ape in social life"?
Let the New Year bring hope, love and belonging to many who are in need of it. Being a refugee is a scar on the face of humanity, reflecting the failure of the governance of a particular nation that has turned many of its citizens into asylum seekers.
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