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Syrian Children Pose with Pokémon so People Will Actually Care Enough to Save Them

Syrian activists are putting the global Pokémon Go craze to good use.

They say desperate times call for desperate measures, and it doesn’t get more desperate than being besieged, barraged by multiple military forces, and forgotten with no end or glimmer of hope in sight. Such is the plight of Syrians who took to Facebook in the hope of capturing the world’s attention through its new obsession with Pokémon Go. Shehab News Agency published photos of Syrian children posing as Pokémon and imploring the world to save them. It is as ingenious as it is gut-wrenching.