Susan Sarandon short film discussing the difficulties facing refugee mothers

Over the Christmas break, the actress Susan Sarandon spent time with various organisations helping refugees in Lesbos. One of the people she spent time with was Dr Linda, a wonderful medic Help Refugees has been proud to to support. (Pictured above)

While spending time with the refugees, Susan recorded this short film on the unimaginable difficulties faced by mothers making the journey from war zones to what they hope will be a safe life for their children.

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