SEE IT: The Horror Of The Syrian Civil War — In London

A disturbing new video depicts a young girl’s life in London if it were the site of a conflict as horrific as the Syrian civil war.

The video, produced by Save the Children, opens with the child celebrating her birthday with friends and family.

She plays with toys, goofs off with friends, goes to school and sleeps comfortably.

The young girl is dead-eyed and pulling her hair out by the end of video that imagines a conflict as brutal as the Syrian civil war in London.

The young girl is dead-eyed and pulling her hair out by the end of video that imagines a conflict as brutal as the Syrian civil war in London.

(SaveTheChildrenUK via YouTube)

But ominous signs begin to appear in the background. Planes begin roaring overhead, a news anchor speaks in an ominous tone and electricity in the girl’s home begins to cut out.

Chaos reigns. Now she’s walking from an aid truck, nearly killed by a bomb blast, wearing a gas mask and fleeing gunfire.

One in three children has endured some form of violence as a result of the Syrian conflict, according to Save the Children.

One in three children has endured some form of violence as a result of the Syrian conflict, according to Save the Children.

(SaveTheChildrenUK via YouTube)

The video ends with the girl again celebrating her birthday, but this time looking traumatized and dead-eyed.

“Just because it isn’t happening here doesn’t mean it isn’t happening,” appears on screen.

The girl’s life is turned upside down as London becomes a war-torn city.

The girl’s life is turned upside down as London becomes a war-torn city.

(SaveTheChildrenUK via YouTube)

The haunting video was released in advance of the three-year anniversary of the conflict that March 15, 2011.

According to Save the Children, one in three Syrian children have been hit, kicked or shot at in the war. Over 5 million children need emergency help, including 1 million who have fled to neighboring children.

The girl begins as a happy, ordinary kid before the violence sets in. 

The girl begins as a happy, ordinary kid before the violence sets in. 

(SaveTheChildrenUK via YouTube)

The aid organization said 7,000 children have been killed in the conflict, though other estimates put the child death toll as high as 10,000.

A United Nations report last month found that Syrian children are caught in an impossible situation in which they are recruited by rebels and tortured by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad for associating with the rebels.

The video opens with the young girl celebrating her birthday in London.

The video opens with the young girl celebrating her birthday in London.

(SaveTheChildrenUK via YouTube)

Meanwhile the conflict rages on.

Syrian state media said Thursday that a car bomb had exploded in the central city of Hama, killing at least four people and wounding 22.

It was unclear who was responsible for the detonation in Syria’s third-largest city, which has seen some of the war’s most intense fighting.

Also on Thursday the head of the mission charged with disposing of Syria’s chemical weapons stash said it would redouble its efforts after several missed deadlines.

So far about one third of 1,300 metric tons, or 1,432 tons, of killer chemicals have been destroyed.

With News Wire Services

Source : http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/horror-syrian-civil-war-london-article-1.1712479

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