This good man from Homs, Syria was travelling with his entire family. We squeezed them all into the nine-seater van and he enjoyed chatting with us in excellent English as we bounced along the road. A man of great dignity he spoke with pride of his grown-up children, their university education and their hopes of a new life in Germany, free from the terrors of the war in Syria.
It is people like this family that you are helping us to help with your generous donations. I thank you on their behalf: they are full of gratitude for everything Europe and its people are doing for them.