Hosting refugees #WATWB

While Brits are known for their distant, cool behaviour, they have been the cooking pot of various nations for centuries. Their new initiative is to welcome refugees to their home.

From young to old, forced out of your home, losing everything, seeing your friends, family get injured or killed is the biggest blow life can throw at you. It brings out the best and worst in people and I can’t say that overall as humans we fare well in the situation.

But seeing these different people living with families, finding new friends, establishing new lives shows the light in the general negativity.

Even if they come from different religions that historically find it hard to get on with each other:

Some politicians try to make it sound like these people come to our countries to seek free money, that they want to commit crimes and have no respect for our culture.

It’s a lie.

They come here because:

And those are just 3 examples. Is it easy to make that choice of leaving behind everything you know for the unknown where customs are different, language is different, where you’re unwanted and looked down on? How badly these people must want to succeed?

It’s great to see that at least some of them found a home and are creating a good life.

Love,
Andrea


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9 thoughts on “Hosting refugees #WATWB

  1. It is heartening indeed to know that there are people in this world who can embrace those who need a hug. It is really hard to extend a hand of welcome in these times when politicians the world over spout parochialism and protectionism over humanity .

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  2. In general, xenophobia is a major problem amongst people. Quite often it’s a case of ignorance. Civilians judge refugees without knowing the facts of why they have fled their homes and left everything, and their loved ones behind. It’s definitely not easy for these refugees.
    BUT it’s heart-warming to see that there are people embracing these refugees, as shown above…and that it’s cross-cultural too.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Writer In Transit

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  3. I agree with Michelle, above: more often than not, hatred is bred from ignorance. When we meet real people face to face, one on one, we are reminded that we can’t categorize them according to anything but each individual’s personality and actions.

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