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Currently, it is definitely not easy to live as a migrant or refugee in Hungary. This is exactly what the new Hungarian documentary Easy Lessons tries to capture, featuring a Somalian refugee teenager, as Hvg.hu reports.

Global migration and refugee crisis have become hot topics in Hungary recently. Since the start of the refugee crisis, the protection of refugees under Hungarian law has decreased bit by bit. In August 2016, the government abolished a bill that provided the general rules concerning the financing of refugee programs and integration of refugees.

According to Viktor Orbán PM, Europe should assist refugees, but one cannot give help to the world while ruining its own nation. Other governmental figures such as Péter Szijjártó FM consistently claim that Brussels is making efforts to settle refugees under a plan. NGOs supporting refugees in their human rights have to face the consequences of their work due to a recent governmental bill.

Easy Lessons was produced in this political atmosphere. The new Hungarian documentary film exhibits the life of a Somalian refugee teenager, Kafia.

Kafia, 17, the main character of the documentary fled to Hungary two years ago to escape her forced child marriage in her home country, Somalia. By now, she has become familiar with the state children’s home in Budapest, where she had been living since her arrival. She studies in the Hungarian educational system, too: she goes to high school, learns Hungarian and prepares for Hungarian examinations and high school graduation.

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The documentary gives an insight on what it is like to leave your country as a refugee and survive not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually.

Although she seems to meet the challenges of her situation perfectly, she is exploited to constant self-doubt and hesitancy. As she leaves her home country, she leaves everything she was accustomed to; her family’s religion, her mother and even her old self.

Accordingly, the film is formed into a confession to her mother: what would she think of her, should she get to know about her daughter’s new life in Hungary?

Beyond her personal situation and the fable-like features of the movie, another important perspective comes into the picture: an inconvenient inoperable social system. The social system that is supposed to help refugee children in finding their new ways of life proves to be unsuccessful in doing so and represents a hurdle that refugees, especially children have to overcome, as seen in the movie.

However, there would be other ways of managing migration, as the head of the United Nations’ Refugee Agency (UNHCR) also emphasised during a press conference here, in Hungary.

The protection of refugees is not incompatible with guaranteeing security.

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Source: Hvg.hu

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  1. If this is the future of the attacks made by Hamas to Israel, and later-on to European countries than there is a worse future ahead.
    The brave country of Israel is protecting their country and its citizens, whatever this may cost. The Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip is now also a fact. In recent weeks Israel has taken out of 3 containers at the Port of Ashdod with tens of thousands of balloons on their way to the Gaza Strip. That reported the Israeli ‘Channel 10’ news. Normally such balloons make children happy at birthday parties. It was not mentioned who sent the containers with balloons to Gaza. Almost every day charitable organizations such as the ‘alliance for reconstruction’ send donationcalls to provide children in the Gaza Strip with toys. But now the Israeli authorities have seized the balloons to stop Hamas from using them for their fire-foundation terrorism. Over the past 4 months, the Hamas ruling in the Gaza Strip has sent thousands of incendiary bombs to Israeli territory that have led to the destruction of more than 7,500 hectares of land, hundreds of hectares of wheat fields and 2,700 hectares of nature. More than 1,000 fire bombs were flown across the border by children’s balloons or helium-filled balloons, resulting in more than 750 fires – an average of 11 per day. That caused direct damage of more than $ 3 million. It will take years before the ecological damage caused by Hamas will be restored. Despite an agreement proclaimed by Hamas on 09.08.2018, Palestinians from Gaza continued sending fire bombs to Israel. On 13.08.2018 a large fire broke out in the Re’im area in the Eshkol region in the south of Israel. On 11.08.2018 a giant firefighter with a wingspan of more than 4 meters from Gaza landed in high-voltage cables near the kibbutz Sufa. As a result the powersupply was interrupted in the region. Technicians had to remove the kite with a crane from the ‘Israel Electric Corporation’ before it could cause fire. The police also neutralized a terroristballoon from Gaza, which ended up next to a dining room in the Eshkol region. In addition, fire broke out in the nature reserve Nir Am. On 12.08.2018 at the beginning of the cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel would be ‘in the middle of a campaign against terror in Gaza. That means fierce discussion over and over again. It will not end in one go. Our requirement is clear – a complete truce. We will not settle for anything less’, he emphasized. Furthermore, the Prime Minister said: So far we have destroyed hundreds of military targets of Hamas. In every round the IDF requires an extra high price. I will not reveal our operative plans here. But they are ready to be executed. Our aim is to restore peace for the residents of the south and of the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip. This goal will be achieved in fullscale.
    Source: http://www.fokus-jerusalem.tv – by: Ulrich W. Sahm

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