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Watch: Two generations of refugee children. One emotional childhood

Meet Ahmed and Harry.

“I am alive. I am one of the lucky ones.”

Those are the words of Ahmed and Harry.

They were born generations apart, into very different countries and cultures. But as they share their stories, one thing is painfully clear: they share one childhood.

Both Ahmed and Harry were forced to flee their homes as refugee children – one from the Nazis in Germany during World War II, and one from today’s brutal conflict in Syria.

Harry and Ahmed's harrowing stories are a stark reminder that behind the media headlines and politics of war and refugees, are innocent children in desperate need of our help. And they should be treated as such.

Please watch their story now:
Ahmed is one of the refugee children who have managed to begin building a new life in Europe. But sadly, millions of Syrian children have not been as fortunate.

Even after almost 8 years of war, children continue to be displaced across Syria and surrounding countries. Many of these kids live in tents or flimsy make-shift shelters and struggle to get medicine, food and clean water.

There is now an entire generation of Syrian children who have only known violence, hunger, poverty and disease.

And as temperatures plummet in winter, 1.3 million children are at risk of dying from the cold.

UNICEF is working around the clock to reach children with life-saving warm clothing and supplies before the worst weather hits. But to do that, we need your help.

Can you spare anything to help protect Syrian children?

Just $44 can give four children life-saving thermal blankets.

Please donate now and help keep a Syrian child safe through winter.