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Video: Barack Obama meets kid who offered his house to refugees

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 21, 2016, 2:39 pm IST
Updated Nov 21, 2016, 3:47 pm IST
Alex had offered to keep Omran Daqneesh at his house in NYC after the Syrian child's picture shocked the world.
The meeting was an heart warming one
 The meeting was an heart warming one

Washington: With conflicts raging on in different parts of the world, the worst refugee crisis since the second world war has been followed by both support and opposition for allowing refugees to enter countries in Europe and the US, as the issue has triggered a major political debate.

As the situation worsens, children seem to be the worst affected as has been seen in disturbing images of a drowned Syrian child Alan Kurdi and Omran Daqneesh who was seen traumatised in an ambulance after being rescued. Omran’s pictured had resulted in a boy from New York City writing to US President Barrack Obama, offering refugees a place at their house.

 

As Barack Obama’s stay at the White House nears an end, he finally met the the child named Alex, whose humane gesture for refugees touched him. He said, “I liked what you wrote so much that I ended up reading it to everybody. You being so nice, and kind, hopefully make other people think the same way. So I was very proud of you.”

The emotional moment when Obama met the child, who said he would consider Omran his brother, was captured in a video shared by White House.

Click below to watch:

 

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