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A new ‘Sesame Street’ show in Arabic aims to help refugee children

“Sesame Street” and the International Rescue Committee have collaborated in efforts to help Syrian refugee children. A new program called “Ahlan Simsim” is set to air in February 2020.

(CNN)Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee have joined forces to help Syrian refugee children through educational learning programs, including the launch of a new “Sesame Street” show in Arabic.

More than 12 million people have been displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria, and almost half of them are children, according to the IRC.

When conflicts such as the Syrian war send families fleeing from their homes knowing they may not return for decades, children are left in the middle of a tragedy they can’t even comprehend . . .

Read more by Alaa Elassar at CNN

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