The Power Of Social Media

A heart breaking read but a necessary one. We should know what is happening to innocent children and their families trying to get to safety and sanctuary in Europe


Social media has played a huge part in Europe’s “Refugee Crisis.” Social media has been central to so many stories, social media is the reason many people became involved in supporting refugees and social media is also the reason many refugees found their way in the safest way possible to a new life in Europe.

Social media has also been a place to share the harsh and violent realities of the refugee journey. From pictures of dying children in Syria to pictures of drowned children in the Aegean facebook became flooded with horrific images to the point that now these images have become so normalised we have become numb to what we are seeing. I know that until this morning I very much had.

Of course every picture of a dead or dying child is heartbreaking but when you are faced with a newsfeed full of horrific images on a…

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