The British charity Save the Children recently released a video showing the plight of refugee children through the eyes of a British girl, pointing out to the fact that children all around the world could come face to face with what their Syrian peers are going through nowadays.
The video titled "Still The Most Shocking Second A Day" was a sequel of "Most Shocking Second A Day" video published in March 2014, which was viewed more than 53 million times on Youtube, along with millions of views on major social media networks and websites. The second video also went viral and was viewed more than 230,000 times on Youtube in just two days after it was published.
The new video shows the rest of 11-year-old Lily's journey as a refugee child, who was forced out of her home due to a hypothetical civil war breaking out in Britain.
A statement released by Save the Children states that an estimated 325,000 children have crossed the Mediterranean and Aegean seas in risky conditions to escape from civil war, poverty and death. The statement said that an estimated 340 children have drowned since September 2015.
The new film picks up where the previous one left off, following the story of a young girl forced to leave behind everything she's ever known after a hypothetical war breaks out on the streets of London.
The video highlights the terrifying reality for thousands of children fleeing conflict, as seen through a child's eyes, following 11-year-old Lily as she escapes the UK to embark on a dangerous journey in search of a new life.
"This video captures the terrible experiences of thousands of children every day, many undertaking horrific journeys that no one should ever have to endure. We wanted to bring home the reality of what it's like for those children, to capture the British public's attention," said Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Chief Executive of Save the Children, in the statement.
Aiming to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, another video by the charity published in August 2014 was featuring the reactions of locals in U.K.'s southeastern Surrey province when their everyday basic services were cut off without notice for a social experiment.
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