Unicef releases videos showing the plight of children

To accompany their powerful short film ‘these childrens lives will never be the same’ https://youtu.be/FqVOAI9-PwY released in November 2015, Unicef have now released four more films showing the real stories which inspired the film.

Sumitra, 12, has a unique story, as she is one of the children in danger who was saved from a life of domestic slavery and potential trafficking when the second earthquake struck Nepal on 12 May 2015. See her story at https://youtu.be/dPpM_G610RU 

Sushma’s world was turned upside down by the second earthquake that hit Nepal on 12 May 2015. Her home toppled, and her school was badly damaged. She saw many people and animals buried under the rubble, and some of her friends and family were killed. Like many other people in Nepal she is scared of buildings now, and is happiest when she is outside.  https://youtu.be/Zq0RH5bkSig 

The conflict in Syria turned 14-year-old Bassam’s world upside down. His mother was killed and he also witnessed his cousin’s hand being blown off. After such horrific experiences, Bassam became withdrawn and angry but he found hope in the most unlikely way…wrestling. Unicef-supported wrestling classes at Za’atari refugee camp have helped Bassam channel his aggression and emotions. With the amazing support of his coach who also fled Syria, Bassam has stayed out of trouble, is doing better in his education and most importantly has hope for the future.  https://youtu.be/LgnCh0oyZvc 

Marwa and Aya’s were forced to flee their home in Syria when their town was shelled and their school was hit by a bomb. They are now living in Za’atari Refugee camp and are back at school thanks to Unicef-supported classes. Their story can be seen at https://youtu.be/1qGYt3_IZX8