This Terrifying Video Shows What The Syrian War Would Look Like In The US

Yes, technically this video is set in England. But for anyone who has grown up in an American city, there is so much about this little girl’s life that’s recognizable. International NGO Save The Children set out to make a video that would show a numbed western world what it actually looks like to have war in your own country, and they accomplished just that. Through the eyes of one little girl over a single year of her life, we get to see something that we often imagine doesn’t concern us. TC mark

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Chelsea Fagan founded the blog The Financial Diet. She is on Twitter.

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