An advertisement posted online Wednesday aims to draw the world’s attention to the millions of children suffering as a result of the ongoing Syrian conflict. And, while the message is about that specific conflict, those who are in tune with unrest might find its message is relevant all across the world.

Produced by Save the Children, the ad depicts “a young girl’s life get turned upside-down in this tragic second a day video.”

Videos splicing together one second from each day of the year have become popular lately, but this fictional iteration has a twist.

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

At the time of publication, the ad had attained just under 10,000 views, but was headed viral and impacting individuals from across the world.

“Wow,” commented one individual. “Amazing video. Really powerful.”

“Amazing video. Really powerful.”
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A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

“Incredibly powerful advert for Save the Children,” wrote another.

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

According to Save the Children, “More than 5 million Syrian children are suffering as a result of a horrific conflict – one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time – which is now stretching into its third year.”

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

“The children of Syria are a generation at risk of losing everything,” the organization continues on their website. “They want and need to go to school. To be protected. To be comforted. These children need champions.”

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A new YouTube PSA aims to raise awareness about the children affected by the Syrian crisis. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

At the time of publication, the organization had raised $6,995 of their $10,000 goal.

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