A Heartbreaking ‘Second a Day’ Video Imagines the Experience of a Refugee From a Child’s Point of View

In 2014, Save The Children UK created a truly powerful ad in which a year in a young girl’s life was documented through a “Second a Day” video as war descended all around London. A second video in the same format shows a different year in the life of the same girl, what has occurred since and the unfolding events that eventually leave her alone in a strange place as an orphaned refugee of war. The organization is raising funds to help the children of Syria and elsewhere

The refugee crisis isn’t just a story on the news – it’s happening here and it’s happening now. Please watch and share. A human tragedy is unfolding. 60 million people have been forced to flee their homes – creating the largest refugee crisis since World War II.
Among them is a generation of children who have lost everything they know: their homes, their education – sometimes even their families. It’s a situation that has forced families into terrifying situations and impossible choices. And children have suffered most.

The first video, which starts off in much happier times.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.