Save the children has produced these 2 excellent videos showing, through a number of one second vignettes, what war does to children.

Psychologist Arthur Aron said that four minutes of eye contact brings people closer to each other better than everything else. In this video Amnesty International experiments with that idea by pairing up Europeans and refugees who have never met before.

When the unlikeliest of people are helping others it's an opportunity for self-reflection by those who should be the likeliest. Regardless of your politics and prejudice, "none of that matters here on the beach."

Syrian refugee response to Fort McMurray firesSyrian refugees know what it is like to lose everything and can identify with the evacuated citizens of Fort McMurray, Alberta. That is why many Syrian refugees in Alberta are helping in whatever way possible. This Montreal Gazette article tells the story of what one such group of resettled refugees is doing in Calgary.

refugees one third childrenThe UN now reports that children now make up over a third of the people making the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece. You can read more about this at: www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/03/un-one-third-refugees-sailing-europe-children