The Human Condition: Mounira

In the Humans video, Mounira tells her experience living as a Syrian refugee in Jordan. She is forced to act as both mother and father to her children, as two of them including her husband are still in Syria, along with the rest of her family. She tells of how her children imitate the fighting they witnessed, and the nightmares they have every night. Her children were forced to become adults before they were ready because of the conflict that has occurred in their home country. Despite the hardship she has endured, she still hopes that one day she can go home to Syria. Humans can be cruel when it comes to differences, but we all want a chance to give our (hypothetical) children a better chance at life than our own. This video shows that in times of distress, hope (in whatever amount) is extremely valuable.


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