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Topic: syria

British Girl From Save the Children's Famous PSA Is Now a Refugee in This Brutal Sequel

Follow-up to 2014's viral hit

Two years after making one of the most famous PSAs about the Syrian crisis, Save the Children has unleashed a sequel—which follows the girl from the original as she flees…

How Refugees Used Radio Ads to Talk to Their Moms Back in Syria When Phones Didn't Work

Campaign uses commercial radio as personal medium

Here's an interesting campaign from Swedish agency Akestam Holst that turned commercial radio in Syria into a personal media channel for refugees looking to contact their moms back home on…

Amnesty International Unveils Incredible VR Experience Showing the Devastation in Syria

Made by U.S. design and tech agency Junior

It's been said virtual reality might be the ultimate empathy machine, allowing people to see through the eyes of others and better understand their struggles. A new campaign by Amnesty…

Ad of the Day: A Syrian Child Refugee's Real Ordeal Becomes a Storybook Nightmare

180LA creates jarring 'Unfairy Tales' for Unicef

A heartbreaking new animation from Unicef calls attention to the plight of the millions of children suffering in the Syrian refugee crisis.  "Malak and the Boat," a two-minute video, tells the…

AT&T Ad Star Milana Vayntrub, Once a Soviet Refugee, Becomes a Voice for Syrian Victims

Actress behind Lily character filmed a documentary in Greece

The actress behind one of today's most popular ad characters, AT&T's Lily, is taking on a new public role: an advocate for Syrian refugees. Milana Vayntrub, the subtly charismatic star of…

Why This Newspaper Ran an Issue With No Photos After Publishing a Disturbing Refugee Image

Editor: Shielding readers just makes 'the needy more invisible'

Few photos in recent memory have had the devastating emotional impact of last week's pictures showing a Syrian toddler drowned on a Turkish beach. Many news outlets were criticized for running…

Stunning PSA Shifts Time to Undo the Killing on a Syrian School Playground

NGOs band together in appeal to UN

Martin Stirling already directed one powerful PSA about Syria—Save the Children's incredible spot from last spring, which imagined if the crisis were taking place in London. But the Unit 9…

Banksy Reworks 'Balloon Girl' in Campaign for Syria's Children

Idris Elba voices Sunshine spot

Banksy's "Balloon Girl" provides a fitting image for the children whose lives have been ravaged by Syria's civil war, which just entered its third year. The British street artist drew some…

Heartbreaking PSA Features Real Quotes From Syrian Children, Voiced by Stephen Hawking

'I cry all the time'

The children of Syria don’t have a voice, so rock star physicist Stephen Hawking is lending them his. Hawking is a man who knows what it's like to live without a…

Three Years Later, We Finally Have a Brutally Powerful Ad About the Crisis in Syria

A girl's life destroyed in one second a day

For PSA campaigns aimed at getting people to help the children of Syria, job one is making the crisis feel immediate rather than remote. Last month's hidden-camera stunt in Norway, in…

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