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Exodus, BBC2 now

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AgentProvocateur Mon 11-Jul-16 21:24:53

Anyone watching this, about the Syrian refugees?

2016Hopeful Tue 12-Jul-16 10:08:03

Yes, I watched this. It is hard to believe that this is happening now and there doesn't seem to be any proper international response to help. It makes me feel helpless.

Imagine if it was the UK we would expect help from all around the world and we would probably get it.

Cherryminx Tue 12-Jul-16 23:04:14

Everyone should watch this programme.

Everyone should ask themselves why wouldn't you want these people to come to your country and why wouldn't you welcome them with open arms. Even if you are a complete thick skinned idiot - surely you can see that these are just people like any of us, giving up everything to provide their families with the safety and security that we are so lucky to take for granted.

AgentProvocateur Tue 12-Jul-16 23:11:08

I was out tonight, and will be out for the next two nights but I have recorded. The situations are heartbreaking. They had so much in Syria, and are reduced to living like beggars and risking their lives at sea.

LyndaNotLinda Tue 12-Jul-16 23:11:09

Yes I'm watching. Heartbreaking and remarkable. I'm not sure I would have the strength to do what they've done.

The courage, humanity and love for their fellow humans shine out.

Another moment when I'm ashamed to hold a British passport

AgentProvocateur Tue 12-Jul-16 23:12:16

And thank you both for posting - I was beginning to think I was the only viewer. This is the sort of programme they should show in schools.

Footle Wed 13-Jul-16 19:53:32

I've been watching and forgetting to breathe. That 11yr old Syrian, Isra'a, is unforgettable. You're right, AgentP, you'd think there would be a longer thread here.

HHH3 Wed 13-Jul-16 22:12:18

I've watched the first 2. Have recorded tonight's and will watch it tomorrow.

I've said that these are just people like us. But watching this has really driven it home for me. They just want the best for themselves and their children - just like we all want.

I wish I could do something to help. It's heartbreaking.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Wed 13-Jul-16 22:17:44

I watched it last night and was almost moved to tears.
I felt disgusted at the end seeing that in the UK we only take 2 refugees for every 10,000 citizens (paraphrasing) whereas a Scandi country (Sweden?) takes 13 per 10,000. And we have our gutter press bleating about being 'full up' and why don't other countries take some, that sort of sentiment.

I really came away wanting to become an aid worker, or to help them come to our country, or fostering orphaned/abandoned children, or something.
So sad.

Footle Wed 13-Jul-16 22:47:36

No, Sweden has taken 33 per 10,000 of their population, to our 2.

DizzyDalek Thu 14-Jul-16 00:23:22

I agree it should be shown in schools. It is heartbreaking to watch and makes you feel very helpless. It makes me so angry how the migrant crisis has been portrayed by some sections of the media.

Cooroo Thu 14-Jul-16 07:02:42

So glad to see this thread! I wanted to post after episode 1 which I found shattering, but was scared in case I got attacked (pathetic I know). Still have to watch 2 and 3, and try to compel DD and DP. There needs to be a massive international plan to support people in such dire straits. And here we are squabbling about the EU.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Thu 14-Jul-16 07:58:36

Yes that's right footle, I was trying to remember but got it wrong.

Footle Thu 14-Jul-16 09:15:28

It's such a massive discrepancy, thought it was worth getting right. Even 13 was quite a startling figure.

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