“There are too many refugees, say the people. There are too few people, say the refugees.”

Ernst Festl, Austrian author

“Unfortunately, we can anticipate that refugees will be an ongoing problem for decades to come.”

Barack Obama, President of the USA

“The past five years have been a nightmare for many Syrian children. Today we must bring this nightmare to an end.”

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter

“Can foreign scenes our fatherland replace?”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 to 1832), German poet

“Exiles feed on hope. It’s daily bread to them.”

Aeschylus (525 to 456 B.C.), Greek poet

“The big dragon will eat up all the nasty people one day!”

Six-year-old refugee in Lampedusa

“Refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity.”

Pope Francis

“The individual must distinguish between what is humanly impossible and what is humanly possible.”

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921 to 1990), Swiss author

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