What they should have done (which would have been far more educational) is to have a mock EU setting of feckless politicians unwilling to address the “refugee” situation in proper order.
Going over their failure to admit that the overwhelming amount of these ”refugees” are in fact, economic tourists, as well as people who already were living in safe havens in Turkey and in other places around the Middle East.
‘Hell on Earth’: Norwegian teens play refugees for a day
Norwegian teens take part in a roleplay as refugees during the event “Camp Refugee” by the organisation “Refugee Norway” at an old military camp in Trandum earlier this month. Photo: Fredrik Varfjell/
Published: 11 Mar 2016 07:53 GMT+01:00
In a dark snowy forest, two military vehicles thunder by, the wailing sirens waking those who have just dozed off. Exhausted, the group must quickly pack up camp and resume their night march.
This is not a scene playing in the Balkans but in Norway, one of the richest countries in the world, where a group of teenagers are spending 24 hours on the road, living as refugees.
In a country where teens often walk around with luxury handbags and the latest iPhones, the aim is to raise awareness and give youngsters a bit of insight into the lives of millions of people much less privileged than themselves.
For many, the experience is part of their “civil confirmation” — a secular version of the Christian coming-of-age ceremony which is a rite of passage for 15-year-olds in northern Europe.
“I hate my life,” groans a young girl in the group, some of whom are still asleep on their feet.
The ‘UN camp’ where they thought they had found refuge for the night has just been ‘attacked’.
In the darkness, with temperatures hovering around zero, they must press on, ignoring their hunger and diving into snowbanks to hide at the first glare of headlights.