The #VideoGame that can open people´s eyes for #SouthSudan

Nowadays more and more people are into games, specially video games.

But also, a lot of those are filled with violence, shooting, bombs, and people doesn´t really seem to think it´s a problem. But what happens when it becomes reality!?

Or more, what happens when reality takes over the video game?

In an effort to raise awareness of the situation of children in South Sudan, UNICEF embarked on an unusual kind of campaign.

They sent an actor, a film crew and two South Sudanese youth to a major video game convention in Washington, D.C., and we were given a keynote address slot to pitch an exciting new video game to an audience of gaming enthusiasts.

The gamers in the room were real, as were their reactions and the footage that UNICEF captured for this short film.

In 2014, disasters and crises have affected children in many parts of the world. In South Sudan, which only a few years ago celebrated its independence, food crisis and conflict during the past year have had deadly consequences for children.

Raising awareness is just one step toward helping the children of South Sudan, who are living every day in a life-or-death situation, and it is not a game.

Read more about the situation in South Sudan.

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Never too young to make a difference!

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On May 5, 2012, Vivienne Harr saw a picture of two child slaves with big rocks strapped to their little heads. She decided to “make a stand” against child slavery and sell her “lemon-aid” every day until she freed 500 child slaves. To date, she has raised over $60,000 and freed over 200 child slaves.

Vivienne is 8 years old.

This is her story.

To make a stand with Vivienne, please visit: http://fundly.com/makeastand.