In an ideal world, no NGOs will be necessary, as the people in authority should be conscious of what is necessary for better living, and should work for what is right without the need to be pushed into doing so. Until this happens, NGOs will have to struggle through, with the hope that things get better.
Any open attitude towards dialogue cannot ignore the implications of “migration as crisis”, which has been a generic phrase in media, political and academic discourses since the early 2010s. We are still, in many ways, under its shadow.
The following is a reflection on history, even though it will invariably discuss events and implications that are more recent. The reason for this is that it deals with concepts of memory, or rather the lack of it, in the shaping of a perceived identity.
Like a train going at full speed we cannot afford to slow down our economic/other activity. What we're not realising is that there is no way of surviving a crisis, unless we slow down, live through it & then changing into a new system. Whether at school, at home, at the workplace, nation or global wide.