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As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth brutal year this weekend, Unicef UK has created a powerful Draw My Life video to highlight some of the horrors experienced by Syrian children.    

The illustrated video tells the story of a young Syrian girl, Amal, based on the experiences of real Syrian children as told to Unicef. The video is shot with fast motion photography by illustrator, Billie Jean (Rush agency), who drew figures on a whiteboard to represent a typical Syrian child’s experiences over the last four years. 

Syria is one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a child. According to Unicef more than 5.6 million children inside Syria are in urgent need of help, including up to 2 million children living in areas largely cut off from humanitarian assistance. Almost 2 million Syrian children are now living as refugees, with one Syrian refugee child born every 20 minutes. 

Unicef is working around the clock to reach every child in danger. Together, we can keep more Syrian children safe. Visit to find out how you can help.


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About Unicef

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.  

Unicef UK raises funds to protect children in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children.  As a registered charity we raise funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies and we lobby and campaign to keep children safe. Unicef UK also runs programmes in schools, hospitals and with local authorities in the UK. For more information please visit