Some people on the run are running to Turkey, in order to travel from Turkey to Greece, in order to travel from Greece to other parts of Europe.
What about people who don’t have enough money to pay criminal organizations that have resources (such as boats) and expertise in smuggling paying customers across borders?
If the circumstances of migrants who have arrived in Turkey is to be classified as a humanitarian disaster, then the eyes of the world should focus on Turkey. Maybe entertainers and others can raise funds to help pay the costs of feeding and housing people who are arriving in Turkey.
The journey from Turkey to Greece is hazardous
There is a United Nations agency for refugees from the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict
Perhaps there should be a United Nations agency for refugees from the Syrian civil war. However, it would probably not be a good idea to create settlements for refugees from the Syrian civil war that can be used as launching pads for rocket attacks or suicide bombings against the civilian population in Syria.
Of course, some people will make the argument that adult males in Syria cannot be civilians, because they can be conscripted into the Syrian Armed Forces.
The military is a conscripted force; males serve in the military upon reaching the age of 18, but there are many women in the armed forces.
However, should we conclude that adult males in Syria are fair game for attack, should we conclude that they are among the first victims of the regime in Syria, or should we conclude that the people of Syria need solidarity to protect their country from outside threats?