Robyn White - Suffering children

Running time
1 min 4 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


A lot of the way I got through Rwanda, I think was not having my own children. Because I can't imagine being there and seeing children who'd been were either sick from... Not so much, we didn't see a lot of sickness. It was more trauma. But to see children and being a mum, I honestly don't know if I could've done the job in that circumstance.

I know plenty of other mums and dads. There were lots of dads over there, lots and lots of dads. And I don't really think I perhaps understood it from their point of view. But to see kids suffering, to see anybody suffering is terrible. But seeing children suffering is a lot harder from my point of view.

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