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“Come Save Me”- Syrian Children Hold Pokémon Go Pics Seeking Rescue

Syrian Children hold pics of Pokemon Go

July 22nd, 2016   |   Updated on December 7th, 2022

The Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office shared photos of children in war-torn Syria holding up photos of Pokémon in a ‘plea to the world to come to their rescue’.

The photo series urges the world to remember the Syria crisis which, according to Save The Children, has left more than a quarter of a million children living under siege.

The images show young Syrians looking dejectedly into the camera holding images of Pokemon characters with the words: “I am here, come save me”.Several children have been photographed holding up printouts with popular Pokémon characters, a location in the heart of Syria and a message to “come save me”.

Another image shows a child next to a weeping superimposed Pikachu in a bombed-out building, as if it were a screenshot from the actual game.

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