A tale of two refugees: UNICEF releases new short film

The 120-second short film was released Friday


UNICEF released their newest short film Friday which depicts the journey of two refugees from Syria and Germany, who both live through extreme life-altering events while fleeing their war-torn homes.

The film tells the stories of 12-year-old Ahmed from present-day Damascus, Syria, and 92-year-old Harry from Berlin, Germany, during World War II.

Throughout the 120-second film, Ahmed and Harry sit side by side tell about how they fled their burning hometowns and how they lost their families in the carnage.

According to UNICEF, children make up more than half of the world’s refugees and approximately 45 percent of all child refugees come from Syria and Afghanistan.

“The needs of refugees have never been greater. Worldwide, 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. We should not simply see them as refugees or migrants, but as children first,” said Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

You can view UNICEF’s short film "The shared story of Harry and Ahmed,"  here.

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