“No one leaves their home willingly or gladly. When people leave en masse the place of their birth, the place where they live, it means there is something very deeply wrong with the circumstances in that country. We should never take lightly these flights of refugees fleeing across borders. They are a sign, they are a symptom, they are a sign that something is very wrong somewhere on the international scene. When the moment comes to leave your home, it is a painful moment.”

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Former President of Latvia and Former Refugee