What is happening when they reach borders of other countries saddens me. Surely humanity can stand together and offer aid.
In BBC's news today, the UN Secretary General said he is "shocked" after Hungarian police fired tear gas and water cannon to force migrants back from its border after clashes beside a razor-wire fence. The official said such treatment of asylum seekers was "unacceptable".
Hungary defended its action, saying that 20 police officers were injured as migrants tried to break through a gate, and a spokesman accused migrants of using children as human shields.
Elsewhere, more than 5,000 migrants have entered Croatia so far, avoiding Hungary, and another 7,266 entered Germany on Wednesday.
My tiny, overcrowded island of England will take 20,000 refugees over the next five years from inside their borders, thereby avoiding exploitation from uncaring people smugglers who often tip their passengers into the sea before reaching their goal. The Royal Navy ship HMS Richmond will be deployed to help tackle people smugglers. With winter approaching and temperatures dropping, they must take urgent action to stop more refugees risking dangerous voyages by boat to Europe.
The warship will be deployed for two months to board and seize vessels off the coast of Libya.
Every morning, I've been offering prayerful meditation for all the people who have given up their country, their home, their way of life, and their safety to make the perilous trip to a distant land.
There's not much you or I can do. Let's unite in our good wishes.