This map is being shared to condemn the way the West reacts to tragedies around the world

Since the awful events in Brussels earlier this week there has been an understandable outpouring of grief and sympathy shown in the UK and other countries in western Europe.

But for every message of goodwill, every well-meaning hashtag and famous landmark lit up in the colours of the Belgian flag, there have been questions raised in countries like Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Syria who wonder where our sympathy was for them when similar - and in some cases more severe - tragedies hit their homelands.

While some argue that geographical proximity has made people feel more strongly about events in Brussels - as they did in Paris in November - others say those in the West just don't care about people in other parts of the world.

As a result, this colour-coded map, which critiques the supposed response to tragedy depending on its location, has been widely shared on social media:

Red = What a terrible tragedy

Yellow = That's sad

Green = Well, life is like this

Blue = Wait, does this country exist?

Brown = Who cares?

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