18th May 2016
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Video: An 11-year-old refugee flees war-torn London
Sad refugee child staring into camera

Imagine if you could witness a year in the life of a child refugee. International not-for-profit Save the Children has produced this striking two-minute video, which tells the fictional story of an 11-year-old girl fleeing war-torn London, being separated from her mother and suffering through multiple hardships.

President and CEO of Save the Children said, “The reason for putting it [the video] in the context of London is to really get across this idea: What if this were happening here to us in a developed country somewhere, be it in London or New York or Chicago?”

American research centre Pew Research released a report last week revealing that 96,000 children under the age of 18 fled to Europe from dangerous conditions in their own homelands last year.

The video is punchy and poignant, and will make you reassess what you think you know about the escape journey of refugees.





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    Aussie
    23rd May 2016
    11:39am
    Yeah great for this video...
    Don't you think that we pensioners in AUSTRALIA are suffering as well ????? Don't you think that is enough suffering in the world thanks to certain races that promote all this suffering and economical catastrophe Thanks USA for the world economic catastrophe and thank the ISIS and other radical muslims that created most of this suffering or the dictators in Africa and other countries that create the suffering

    THINK BEFORE PUBLISHING THINGS LIKE THIS ...... WHAT IS THE IDEA ???? MAKE US SUFFER MORE ......MAKE US THINK ABOUT THE WORLD WE LIVE ....WE KNOW ...WE SUFFER A LOT TO.

    PLEASE LOOK WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ?????? THAT YOU CAN TALK ABOUT

    Thank you

    23rd May 2016
    12:03pm
    Aussie, what you are saying is VERY true, and SO true that people shy away from it and put their heads in the sand. Concerns about the worlds troubles and trying to prevent and fix them starts AT HOME. There will be a landslide of contradictory comments after what you and I have said, most of which will come from do-gooders and those out of touch with the socio-economic, political, and religious zealot state in Australia!
    Aussie
    23rd May 2016
    12:23pm
    Our country is gone mate ...I arrive in 1970 work all my life until 70 Australia is my country but unfortunately I can not live there any more .... I feel so bad you have no idea how bad I feel .....mate I have to leave Australia leave my kids and all friends to be able to have a decent and safe life....
    Are you safe in Australia now ????? I do not think so.

    Mate I am in Thailand investigating things and I feel so safe ..... In Sydney I do not go out after 6or 7 PM here I am out until very late 12 or 1am and no problems at all ....so as far as i am concern Bangkok is safer than Sydney this day's ...believed or Not

    I probably open a forum """Are you safe living in Australia Now""" and I know the comments .....No No No
    C
    Tedwalker
    23rd May 2016
    3:53pm
    I read somewhere in the last few days that a large number of civilians ( I think it was 5000), who had been imprisoned in Syria, were either tortured to death, or died from starvation or denial of medication.
    The 11 years old girl's video illustrates similar atrocities.
    How can this possibly be compared with conditions in Australia?
    We are rapidly becoming a rich people and poor people nation, but even the homeless are better off than the millions of refugees etc.
    Aussie
    23rd May 2016
    7:10pm
    Agreed there is not one to one comparison but based on the living standards of Australia there are many many people that are suffering a lot .....to start .....the cost of living is so high and the wages are so low in comparison that the inequality is large.
    for example a family with 2 kids school age with one basic salary will have a very hard time to live.
    The girl on the video is a sample of the destruction that is going on in this countries and for sure there is no one to one the suffering comparison.

    But this forums are not to be compassionate for other countries WE ARE SUFFERING WITHIN OUR LIVING STANDARDS WE HAVE PEOPLE LIVING ON THE STREETS ???? WHAT ??? IN aUSTRALIA WITH A SOCIAL SECURITY ????? YES MATE WE ARE SUFFERING .....I SLEEP IN MY CAR FOR MANY DAYS BECAUSE I COULD NOT AFFORD THE RENT SO I ALSO SUFFER.

    You talk about refugees ???? shit mate open your eyes they get much more that us pensioners that work all our lives .....They are suffering ...I do not think so they are great they get Home, Money +++ health ..... what about us that contribute to the country for over 45 years ????? Yeahhhh they reduce our pension Hurrayyyyy

    I am happy and grateful with what I get but when I see the government and the do-gooders of Australia giving away money to USA and other rich countries I get mad ... so mate Think

    Think Mate Think hard about our Country and our people FIRST .....If we have some left Ok ....give to others
    AUSTRALIA FIRST .......
    Tedwalker
    24th May 2016
    2:24pm
    Hi Aussie.
    I agree that many Australians are doing it tough ( some very tough).
    You say that refugees are being well looked after. Yes, some certainly are.
    But, millions of refugees, displaced people, people in famine regions etc, are facing starvation, with many dying from this.
    Australia is now part of a Global Village. We have to do our bit to help.
    Should we do more to help Aussies doing it tough, Yes, we should.
    I think it is a matter of balance.
    This type of balance can never be solved to the satisfaction of all.
    We can only try.
    Aussie
    24th May 2016
    3:17pm
    Ok so let's keep trying .... and continue doing the following to help all others and forget Australians ......

    Have you hear the news about the 2 new suburbs in Melbourne specially design to build homes for Indian people and another for Muslim people ......

    This cultural separation will create a big division in our new Indian and Muslim generations of Australians and will also create Hate among different cultures because the common denominator of Australian culture would not be there so mate we need to think about our country and the general integration of cultures to ours and share all the good bits from each other.

    Now the new viral assistance for refugees by providing areas for their privilege culture and avoid join the Australian culture .... see below ..

    https://www.facebook.com/100012236439395/videos/117129602038254/
    https://www.facebook.com/100012236439395/videos/117127438705137/

    Just tell me they are doing right for us the pensioners

    This what I mean mate we may be part of the global village but the cost is to high for us the Australian people
    Tedwalker
    25th May 2016
    8:26am
    Hi again Aussie.
    I agree with you on the Melbourne suburbs.
    I haven't gone into their reasons for it yet, but on the surface, it seems crazy.
    On the balance point, there will never be an answer satisfactory to all of us.
    All we can do is keep agitating, protesting, phoning our local member etc.
    Aussie
    25th May 2016
    10:37am
    Agreed mate but nobody listen ....is money money money we are like USA and we continue voting for liberals ...need to change ...but who ???? Labour ...independent ....all the same ...no balls just mony grabbers ...What to do ...we are to old now
    So in Jan I am going out never come back to my beautiful country go to live oversess permanently and in peace
    C


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