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"Stop this game so we can go back to our country."

WATCH: An impassioned plea from a young Syrian refugee.

Safa and her family fled the violence in Syria two years ago and now live in Kawergosk refugee camp in northern Iraq. When UNICEF spoke to her in 2012, Safa seemed hopeful about the future. She even sent a message to the children of the world about peace. Two years later and as the bloody war in Syria drags on, she seems less optimistic, and is clear about who is to blame.


It's World Refugee Day and 30 million children like Safa are on the run, searching for the care, dignity and protection that every child deserves.

Posted by UNICEF Australia on Friday, June 19, 2015

The childhood she deserves

The entire lives of children like Safa are being coloured by violence and misery. But these kids are not giving up, and neither should we.

UNICEF is helping millions of children but, as the crisis enters its fifth year, our resources are dangerously low and we need your help.

Your support can transform children’s lives with health care, protection, and pyschosocial support to heal. It can open up worlds of opportunity by giving kids like Safa an education.

Please give generously to help the children of Syria today