This shocking video shows what life could be like for a young child if war came to the UK – and acts as a poignant reminder that while our world is not torn apart by conflict, other children are suffering around the globe.
Released by charity Save the Children as part of its Save Syria’s Children campaign, the film tells the story of how a young girl’s life is turned upside down in the space of just a year by showing a seconds over the course of 12 months.
The film closes with the words: “Just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.” Save The Children says it has released the striking video in the run up to the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict on March 15. The conflict in Syria has “cost the lives of more than 11,000 children and turned more than 1 million into refugees. It has subjected them to trauma, indiscriminate shelling and even torture.”
For more information on the charity’s appeal and how you can help, visit the Humanitarian Coalition at http://humanitariancoalition.ca/our-appeals/syrian-refugee-crisis-2013 .