World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Syrian children take over Save the Children’s Social Media

Syrian children take over Save the Children’s Twitter and Facebook feeds

What’s it like to be a child refugee in the #Syria war?

Syrian children living in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan will be taking over Save the Children’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds to tell their stories to mark the fifth anniversary of the war in Syria.

From the evening of the 15th until the morning of 17th March, Syrian children will be live streaming videos and images and answering questions about their lives.

We’ll be calling on the public to engage in the live content, asking questions of the children and sharing their stories using #ZaatariLive.

We’ll be live streaming from a kindergarten, an activity centre and from the bread distribution point.

Save the Children New Zealand CEO Heather Hayden says Syria’s children have been through so much:

“For the past five years their lives, homes and families have been ripped apart by war.

"With each passing day their hopes of a future are disappearing because of a senseless conflict they did nothing to start and because of the world’s failure to bring it to an end. This is their chance to tell their story in their own words, in their own way.”


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Westminster: NZ PM Condemns London Attack

“London is a place many thousands of New Zealanders have visited and called home, and where many more have friends and family based, so this attack feels very close to home,” Mr English says. More>>


Amnesty: Campaign Mass Hangings And Extermination At Syrian Prison

A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people ... More>>

Russian Hack Job?: White House - Actions In Response To Russian Malicious Cyber Activity & Harassment

President Obama authorized a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election in 2016. More>>

Israel/Palestine: Michael Field - Background To How Israel Nearly Went To War With New Zealand

New Zealand and Senegal managed to get the United Nations Security Council to pass resolution 2334 which said Israel’s settlements in Palestinian territory violate international law and undermine a two-state solution in Israel's conflict with Palestine. More>>


US Indigenous Affairs: How President Obama Has Protected Our Sacred Land

I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that, as a Navajo, my story -- and our stories -- are part of our collective American history. Today, I want to share one of those stories with you. More>>

Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news