Monday, 7 September 2015
The children who never cry
I'm in Munich to report on the refugee crisis - tens of thousands are pouring into the central station here, Syrian Kurds, Syrian Arabs, Iraqi Kurds, Afghans... fleeing ISIS, Assad, the Taliban...
Five percent of these exhausted new arrivals are babies.
On Saturday night, a refugee baby was born in Munich. The mother went into labour as soon as she arrived at the emergency shelter.
The relief worker who told me this concluded with these haunting words:
"One thing I've noticed about these refugee children: they never cry."