Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and bioethicist
Whether large-scale disasters such as natural disasters and wars require ethical principle of solidarity? Every day we are faced with harrowing images of people fleeing from the troubles that threaten their lives and dignity. The problems of modern societies are actually ethical and bioethical, not only economically. What can be done to do so afflicted a little bit unhappy?
If we starting from the philosophical premise of David Émile Durkheim, then we have a sufficient guide for the proper treatment. We can act according to the principle of mechanical and organic solidarity. But is that enough? It is necessary to show political willingness to solve the problem.
As announced, this week in London will held a conference titled “The Supporting Syria and the Region conference London 2016”. The aim of this conference is to discuss concrete steps to help with humanitarian and economic point of view improve the situation of refugees. As stated, raising billions in financial support alone will not provide a long-term solution to this protracted humanitarian disaster.
At the conference, leaders from countries around the world, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and civil society will come together to:
The co-hosts are committed to working with each other – and with international partners – to achieve that, and to support the development of an inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Syria.
How do you view this problem from the aspect of own profession?