1. Pokemon Go: Syrian children hope the world will ‘rescue ’em all’

Pokemon Go: Syrian children hope the world will ‘rescue ’em all’

As US-led airstrikes keep killing civilians in war-torn Syria, children from the nation has an appeal to Pokemon Go players - 'come save me'.

By: | Updated: July 22, 2016 4:58 PM
pokemon go, syria, pokemon syria, syrian crisis, syrian children, pokemon, pikachu, pokemon go twitter In a series of pictures released by the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office, young boys and girls can be seen posing with photos of popular Pokemon, like Pikachu, having captions written in arabic, with a plea to other nations to save them.

As US-led airstrikes keep killing civilians in war-torn Syria, children from the nation has an appeal to Pokemon Go players – ‘come save me’. In a series of pictures released by the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office, young boys and girls can be seen posing with photos of popular Pokemon, like Pikachu, having captions written in arabic, with a plea to other nations to save them. The pictures which have been circulating on social media, reminds other nations of the Syrian crisis in which more than 2.5 lakh children are affected. Saif Aldeen Tahhan, a designer from the country also posted some edited Pokemon Go pictures to point out the irony. The images he created contain a sarcastic logo which reads as ‘Syria Go’. Syria, in most of its recent history has remained a failed state, especially after Bashar al-Assad regime and rebel forces are involved in a civil war since 2011. ISIS has also made it its headquarters, which has eventually led it to become a bombing site for US and Russia.

In what is believed to be modern times’ worst humanitarian crisis, hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee from Syria or get displaced within the country. It is ranked number 1 in the world in the number of refugees going off to other middle eastern countries. Earlier this week atleast 80 people were killed including children and women, and later it was termed as a mistake by the coalition airstrikers, as they were confused with being ISIS fighters. Constant fight between the ISIS, rebels and US-led airstrikes have torn apart the nation. The photo series illustrates the sad fact that civilians in Syria would be more than happy to get basic amenities for survival and education, intead of catching Pokemon.

 

Interestingly, Syrian refugees are volunteering to feed US war veterans, lost in the war.

  1. Boris Baran
    Aug 4, 2016 at 9:32 pm
    The Pikachu in the 1st image is much too big and what the devil is "lakh"??
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