4 Year Old Syrian Girl Surrendering

@Pattitude (1299)
Newton, North Carolina
November 24, 2015 11:26pm CST
This picture on the website is heartbreaking. A photojournalist was adjusting his lens when he took her picture. She thought it was a gun. She deserves a childhood. A 4 yr old child should not know what it means to have to put your hands up in surrender. Look at her sad little face, see her biting her lips in fear?
A picture of a little girl from Syria posing as if she is surrendering to a photojournalist has gone viral. The four-year-old girl, named Hudea, appeared to have thought that the camera used by the photojournalist was a weapon, according to Buzzfeed.
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@kaka135 (14050)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 15
This is really heartbreaking. It's sad to read such a little girl has to go through those horrible experiences. She is only 4.
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@Pattitude (1299)
• Newton, North Carolina
27 Nov 15
When my kids were 4, they were playing outside and playing games or ball and especially liked Duck Duck Goose! I don't imagine little Hudea there has had much time for play.
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@kaka135 (14050)
• Malaysia
27 Nov 15
@Pattitude It's sad to hear what'd happened to Hudea. I wonder what the kids over there usually do. I don't think my children know what surrender is, they are now drawing and talking about trains. Kids at this age should really just play freely.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
25 Nov 15
This picture is dated : 05 April, 2015 on the website. Has it come out again lately?
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@Pattitude (1299)
• Newton, North Carolina
27 Nov 15
I checked, the pic was actually taken Dec 2014. Her name is Hudea and lives in a refugee camp, outside of Turkey, with her mother and 2 siblings. Her father was killed by ISIL. There's a picture of another little girl on the below site. Maybe they shouldn't take pictures of the children. They have already probably been through so much trauma and probably most of them saw their fathers being murdered.
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@1hopefulman (28357)
• Canada
26 Nov 15
That is one sad picture and one sad situation to be in. We can continue to pray that soon these kind of scenes will be gone.
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@sofssu (14462)
25 Nov 15
I watched this on the news a few months back.. it was indeed a heart breaking sight.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Nov 15
I saw this in the news and agree that it is heartbreaking. No child should have to live this way.
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@boiboing (12424)
• Northampton, England
25 Nov 15
It's terrifying to imagine the damage we're doing to these young people.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Nov 15
This is so sad isn't it? That poor little girl. As you say, she shouldn't know what it means to surrender.
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@TRBRocks420 (77333)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Nov 15
Yeah, these kind of pictures break your heart, that's why I try to be as nice as I can to let people know there is still nice people out there and, maybe teach others how to be nice since few seem to know what it is.
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@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
27 Nov 15
The fear in the face of the little girl and the way she raised her hands in peace clearly shows the impact of the violence in her mind. Now a days everywhere, war, fightings, terrorism, violance, arson makes even a small kid to feel insecure
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@ridingbet (52622)
• Philippines
27 Nov 15
just the image makes my heart melt. I hope the wars will be finished, and peace among nations will begin.
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@shshiju (10490)
• Cochin, India
26 Nov 15
she need a hug in spite of a photo shot.
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@PatZAnthony (12616)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 Nov 15
It is all sad and does not look like it will be changing.
@Pattitude (1299)
• Newton, North Carolina
6 Dec 15
I don't see how it can change. It is out of control.
• Preston, England
1 Dec 15
beyond horrible that her parents poisoned her mind with hateful rubbish while she is so young
@wiLLmaH (8252)
• Singapore, Singapore
30 Nov 15
OMG! My heart melts when I saw the child's eye. I want to hug her
@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
30 Nov 15
it is sad knowing the lives of these people in war-stricken areas.
@crossbones27 (19581)
• Redlands, California
29 Nov 15
Saw that a while back. Very sad and what really is sad is these type of pictures do not even make these violent people pause.
@buenavida (8009)
• Sweden
26 Nov 15
It is so sad - - May God end the wars soon..