What you can do to help the migrant crisis

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The Refugee Crisis Is Bad: Here's How You Can Help

Thousands of refugees are flooding into Europe. Here's what you can do to help them.

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The United Nations' refugee agency provides refugees with basic necessities.

The Migrant Offshore Aid Station rescues refugees in the Mediterranean. It needs donations to continue its operations.

Doctors Without Borders runs medical facilities in areas mired by conflict. It also runs rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

UNICEF is working both in Syria and in surrounding countries to protect children and provide them with food, water, medicine, education, shelter and more.

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What you can do to help the migrant crisis
NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Migrants wait for buses to take them onwards into Austria after they crossed the border from Hungary into Austria on September 5, 2015 near Nickelsdorf, Austria. Last night the Hungarian government ordered a fleet of buses to take migrants who had been stranded by the cancellation of international trains at the main Keleti Railway Station and also to collect migrants that had began a walk from Budapest yesterday along the M1 motorway to Austria. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Migrants wait for buses to take them onwards into Austria after they crossed the border from Hungary into Austria on September 5, 2015 near Nickelsdorf, Austria. Last night the Hungarian government ordered a fleet of buses to take migrants who had been stranded by the cancellation of international trains at the main Keleti Railway Station and also to collect migrants that had began a walk from Budapest yesterday along the M1 motorway to Austria. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Migrants wait for buses to take them onwards into Austria after they crossed the border from Hungary into Austria on September 5, 2015 near Nickelsdorf, Austria. Last night the Hungarian government ordered a fleet of buses to take migrants who had been stranded by the cancellation of international trains at the main Keleti Railway Station and also to collect migrants that had began a walk from Budapest yesterday along the M1 motorway to Austria. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Migrants pass as vehicles queue to cross the border from Hungary into Austria on September 5, 2015 near Nickelsdorf, Austria. Last night the Hungarian government ordered a fleet of buses to take migrants who had been stranded by the cancellation of international trains at the main Keleti Railway Station and also to collect migrants that had began a walk from Budapest yesterday along the M1 motorway to Austria. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA - SEPTEMBER 05: A migrant looks out of the window of a bus that is queuing to cross the border from Hungary into Austria on September 5, 2015 near Nickelsdorf, Austria. Last night the Hungarian government ordered a fleet of buses to take migrants who had been stranded by the cancellation of international trains at the main Keleti Railway Station and also to collect migrants that had began a walk from Budapest yesterday along the M1 motorway to Austria. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Migrants take a selfie as they wait for buses to take them onwards into Austria after they crossed the border from Hungary into Austria on September 5, 2015 near Nickelsdorf, Austria. Last night the Hungarian government ordered a fleet of buses to take migrants who had been stranded by the cancellation of international trains at the main Keleti Railway Station and also to collect migrants that had began a walk from Budapest yesterday along the M1 motorway to Austria. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Migrants arrive on the Hungarian-Austrian border near Nickelsdorf in early hours on September 5, 2015, from where they wish to head to Salzburg on the German-Austrian border. The first bus carrying migrants who have been stranded in the Hungarian capital reached the Austrian border early September 5, after Vienna and Berlin agreed to take in thousands of refugees desperate to start new lives in Western Europe. Some 2,500-3,000 migrants have entered Austria from Hungary in the past few hours, Austrian police said early September 5. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
A migrant carries a child on his shoulders upon arrival at the Westbahnhof railroadstation in Vienna, on September 5, 2015 as hundreds of migrants arrive by bus and train from Hungary to continue their journey to Germany. Hungary, which has become one of the newest flashpoints in Europe's migrant crisis, began bussing people who had been stuck in the capital Budapest. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)
Migrants walk on a road to enter Austria in early hours on September 5, 2015 at the village of Nickelsdorf at the Hungarian-Austrian border from where they head to Salzburg on the German-Austrian border. The refugees began arriving at the Austrian border in the night after Hungary, which has become one of the newest flashpoints in Europe's migrant crisis, began bussing people who had been stuck in the capital Budapest. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Red Cross and Red Crescent takes donations so it can continue aiding refugees across the world and in conflict zones.

Syrian Civil Defense volunteers rescue barrel bomb victims in Syria. They take donations for medical aid and better gear.

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Europeans can volunteer to help refugees stuck in places such as Calais. Those in the U.S. can volunteer at local refugee resettlement centers to help them adjust to life far from home.

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Learn where refugees are coming from and why. Learn the difference between refugee and migrant. Learn what your elected officials are doing about it.

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