VIDEO: Syrian father turns the sound of bombs into a game to comfort his daughter - GulfToday

VIDEO: Syrian father turns the sound of bombs into a game to comfort his daughter


A combo image shows the father and daughter listen to the sound of bombings in Idlib, Syria.

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Living in a place where the ticking off of a bomb is as regular as drinking water, implementing coping mechanisms is very important.

Abdullah, a father of a four-year-old girl living in Idlib, Syria, has created a game to make it easy for his daughter, Selva, to deal with the sound of bombs.

Living in war-torn Syria means bombs can go off at any time.

Abdullah’s game is centred around the sound of bombs, each time one goes off, he and his daughter laugh.

This serves as a coping mechanism for the four-year-old, so she  doesn’t get scared and cry.

Since December, 900,000 people have been displaced due to the war in


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Syria, reported the United Nations.

As every situation of displacement, the health conditions are terrible.

According to the UN report, babies are dying of cold because the aid camps are full.

Syria-Baby-750 A Syrian family flees idlib. AP

Mark Lowcock, the UN head of humanitarian affairs and emergency

relief, said a majority of the displaced people are women and children.

They are “traumatised and forced to sleep outside in freezing temperatures because camps are full. Mothers burn plastic to keep

children warm. Babies and small children are dying because of the cold,” he added.

Idlib region of Syria is home to three million people, half of whom are displaced.

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