Save the Children UK's latest video, titled ‘If London Were Syria’, demonstrates how a young London girl’s sixth birthday turns into nothing but sadness, fear and destruction, as civil war grips the country.

Of course the footage is fictional, but it shines light on what war does to children and what effects Syria’s civil war must be having on its youngest victims.

Yes, it’s somewhat sensationalized, but it’s sure to catch your attention and stay with you, which was surely Save the Children's goal.  

According to Metro UK, more than 100,000 children have been killed and about 2.3 million have been left without homes due to the civil war in Syria, which began in 2011 and will reach the three year mark in a week.

Speaking to Metro, Save the Children UK's director of brand and communications, Jake Lundie, said: “We hope the video will resonate with members of the public who don’t know much about the situation in Syria so they can really understand the plight of innocent Syrian children. The message to the public is just because it’s not happening here, doesn’t mean it’s not happening.”

Watch the chilling video below:

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