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# Lily's Journey
Powerful video shows child fleeing war-torn England
It is the sequel to a viral video from 2014.

SaveTheChildren / YouTube

A HARD-HITTING viral video which framed the migrant crisis as happening to a white English child has been given a sequel.

The Save The Children video Most Shocking Second a Day was viewed over 53 million times after it was released in 2014.

The video compiled second-long clips from the life of a child forced to flee her home due to war. However, it used a young English girl and showed the attacks as happening on London.

At the end of that video, the child named Lily (played by Lily-Rose Aslandogdu) has reached a migrant camp.

The new video shows what happens next, as the child and her mother attempt to flee their war-torn country, making the decision to travel across the sea and into mainland Europe.

PastedImage-66296 A shot of Lily's journey.

Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, said the video was intended to bring home the reality of the migrant crisis.

This video captures the terrible experiences of thousands of children every day, many undertaking horrific journeys that no one should ever have to endure.

“We wanted to bring home the reality of what it’s like for those children, to capture the public’s attention.

Lily’s journey is like those of hundreds of thousands of other child refugees searching for a better life.

“This is a generation of children who have lost everything- their home, their education, their family and in some cases their lives.”

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