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News.Mic: A New Campaign Uses 'Pokémon Go' to Save Syrian Children
14:23, 23 July 2016
News.Mic: A New Campaign Uses 'Pokémon Go' to Save Syrian Children

Pokémon Go looks a little different in Syria.

14:23, 23 July 2016

RFS

Photos of Syrian children holding pictures of Pokémon, with messages like "I am in Syria ... Save me!!" have been coming from refugee artists and an activist group called the Revolutionary Forces of Syria. The campaign uses the massive popularity of the new Pokémon Go game to shed light on the children stuck in the war-torn country.

"There are plenty of #Pokémon in #Syria. Come save me!" One of the RFS tweets said:


The photos published online are heartbreaking:



Another artist, Saif Aldeen Tahhan, created a photo series called Syria Go, which depicts a Pokéball being used to capture a first-aid kit on a street full of rubble, a life raft next to an already-full raft, a stack of books in an empty classroom and a teddy bear on a rubble-filled street — all actual images from the Syrian war.

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