The refugee crisis is gripping Europe and Eurovision stars are weighing in with their thoughts on the situation, hoping to add a little compassion and inspiration amid the chaos.
Austria 2014: Conchita Wurst
On Facebook, Conchita wrote, “Respect and human rights are for everybody. And everybody should help where help is needed.” She also posted a video of her speech to the United Nations last year.
Sweden 2009: Malena Ernman
The Swedish soprano is passionate about the refugee crisis, tweeting and retweeting many thoughts on the situation.
In 1956 hundreds of thousands of refugees escaped Hungary for a life in Western Europe. Hungary has a short memory. pic.twitter.com/kiWSUvjiDa
— Malena Ernman (@Malena_Ernman) September 4, 2015
France 2012: Anggun
Anggun, who migrated from Indonesia to Europe to further her music career, stresses the importance between migrants and refugees.
And media should stop labeling them as migrants when they are clearly refugees https://t.co/6qEqh1hRYN
— Anggun Official (@Anggun_Cipta) August 28, 2015
Ireland 2008: Dustin the Turkey
Dustin, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, retweeted this from UNICEF Ireland.
UK 2014: Molly Smitten-Downes
Molly showed her support with the #refugeeswelcome hashtag.
— MOllY Smitten-Downes (@mollysd) September 2, 2015
Sweden 2014: Sanna Nielsen
On Facebook, Sanna wrote about how she’d been affected by photos of the refugee crisis, and she gave a link to a Swedish charity helping refugees.
Croatia 2010: Nika Antolos
The Feminnem singer posted this thought-provoking collage to Instagram.