Individuals are being encouraged to write to their local MPs urging them to press the Government to increase Britain's humanitarian efforts for all those affected by the crisis and to ask for asylum to be granted to a fair number of those who will be unable to return to their homes.
You can copy this letter into a word processor document, print it and then post it to your local MP. Be sure to remember to fill in the text in red. Local MPs can be contacted via this site. The aim must be to assist those who have been displaced to return to their homes. In many cases this won't be possible and alternative arrangements will need to be found.
UK humanitarian support has been welcome as has humanitarian support from the UN and others. But, the need is currently much greater than the support that is being provided. This will be a sustained crisis and support will be needed for the long term, as well as to meet immediate needs now.