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#Refugee Girl With CP Separated From Family At Croatia Camp, Reports BBC

September 21, 2015

I am moved by BBC reports today of the refugee girl with CP separated from her family at the camp in Croatia.

Reports add that elderly, sick, pregnant, and disabled people are being taken to the camp ASAP but separated from their families and/or husbands.

I don’t know who the girl with CP on the news is- but I know that she is a member of my community. She is just like me. I am just like her.

I sincerely hope that she finds food and safe shelter as soon as possible. I also hope that she finds suitable healthcare, equipment and/or medication.

But most of all, I hope she finds her family, and that once they have crossed the queue at the camp, they are never separated again. Because as a girl with CP, I know that I would be extremely distressed if I lost my family in a foreign country, in a crowd of that size, even for a second.

It is very easy for most people to see the refugees and migrants as ‘others,’ as ‘foreigners.’ It is very easy for most people to say ‘they’ have come to take ‘our’ jobs, school places, and healthcare.

However, today, readers, I thank the BBC for focusing on the human stories behind the much larger news story.

Because this focus has reminded me that refugees and migrants may be coming from all corners of the globe, but all that really matters is that in all the ways that really matter, they are just like all of us.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2015 6:34 pm

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  2. September 25, 2015 8:46 am

    Reblogged this on Sasson Hann and commented:
    We’re praying for all of them, and it’s especially hard for those who are pregnant or disabled.

  3. September 25, 2015 9:54 am

    Reblogged this on perfectlyfadeddelusions.

  4. September 25, 2015 2:39 pm

    Noujain has been reunited with her brother in Germany yesterday, was on BBC news last night. Very moving


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