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VIDEO: How Dublin would look if hit by war or disaster

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 3:32pm
VIDEO: How Dublin would look if hit by war or disaster

Dublin Airport, as depicted in the Oxfam video

VIDEO: How Dublin would look if hit by war or disaster

Dublin Airport, as depicted in the Oxfam video

HAVE you ever wondered how Dublin would look and cope if we were hit by a major natural disaster, had to endure open warfare or deal with a refugee crisis?

Using digital animation, Oxfam Ireland has created lifelike representations of what some of Dublin’s most familiar city scenes and prominent landmarks would look like if they were hit by a devastating typhoon or the ravages of war.

Among the places portrayed in the hard-hitting video are Dublin Airport, St Stephen’s Green and the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street.

See St Stephen’s Green becomes a makeshift refugee camp.

This is what Dublin Airport would look like if hit by mortar shelling.

And this is what would happen to the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, if hit by a tornado.

Commenting on the images, Oxfam CEO Jim Clarken said: “This year has been one of unprecedented disasters. From drought to famine, hurricanes to war, the global news cycle has been dominated by heart-breaking stories of people caught up in unimaginable situations.

“However, sometimes these disasters can seem distant and their magnitude difficult to comprehend. By depicting familiar Irish locations and imaging how they would look if famine, war or a natural disaster struck here, we hope to give people a greater perspective and appreciation of what millions of people around the world are facing today.”

He added: “When emergency strikes, we’re there, assessing the damage and providing what’s needed most. Whether it’s clean water and toilets to prevent the spread of deadly diseases or other essentials like food, shelter or information, we make sure people hit by disaster are safe, protected and have dignity.

“We couldn’t do this without you and we need your help now more than ever. Let’s bring hope to even more people.”

You can support Oxfam Ireland’s emergency response work at

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