Friday, September 4, 2015 1:48 pm
Bob Geldof said he would accommodate four migrant families as he also blasted European leaders over the refugee crisis rocking Europe.
According to Mail Online, the aid campaigner and singer said he would open the doors to his family home in Kent and his flat in Battersea, London in a personal response to the shocking scenes on borders, beaches and railway stations.
The harrowing image of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, who died with his five-year-old brother Galip and mother Rihan trying to reach the Greek island of Kos, has sparked an international outcry over the human cost of the crisis.
Geldof told Ireland’s RTE Radio: ‘I can’t stand what is happening. I cannot stand what it does to us.’
The Boomtown Rats frontman has been involved in humanitarian work for almost 40 years, most notably with the organising of the Live Aid concert in 1985 and the Band Aid Christmas single.
The 63-year-old said the pictures of Aylan’s body and other distressing reports from borders and cities across Europe, were a source of shame.
He said: ‘I look at it with profound shame and a monstrous betrayal of who we are and what we wish to be. We are in a moment currently now that will be discussed and impacted on in 300 years time.’