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Refugee crisis: the immediate and lasting impacts of powerful images

Recent images and footage of migrant children housed in wire cages near the United States’ southern border have fuelled global outrage.

President Donald Trump has now signed an executive order to end the separation of immigrant families at the US-Mexico border. Trump apparently bent to public pressure from many sides, including the feelings of his wife Melania Trump.

Lust 6fBut apart from driving policy in the short term, do confronting images create change in public perception and willingness to act in relation to refugee issues?

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