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Syrian Children Are Seeking the Help of Pokémon to Save Them From the Horrors of War

Pokémon Go has continued to take the world by storm, generating millions in revenue for its creators and fulfilling childhood dreams for its fans. Its popularity has also taken over social media news feeds and even mainstream news headlines in recent weeks since its launch in July 6.

With news outlets giving the game so much attention, refugee advocates are hoping Syrian children in war-torn communities will also get noticed in some way with the help of Pikachu.

Banksy Tackles the Syrian Migrant Crisis in One Powerful Image

Banksy, the iconic activist graffiti artist, unveiled his own take on the Syrian migrant crisis with the image of one of the most iconic men in history.

The child who would grow up to become Steve Jobs was born out of wedlock to Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali on February 24, 1955. Schieble met Jandali when he was studying in America. The two went to Syria where Schieble became pregnant and soon after left to San Francisco where she would give birth to the baby and put it up for adoption.

Syrian Man Who Sold Pens on the Street Now Owns Three Businesses

The refugee, 33-year-old Abdul Halim al-Attar, has since opened three businesses in the city and employs 16 Syrian refugees. According to Mashable, his business ventures include a bakery, which he opened two months ago, a kebab shop and small restaurant.

The viral picture of al-Attar, a father of two, selling pens on the street to passing motorists in the blistering heat moved those who saw it. One Norwegian journalist and web developer, Gissur Simonarson, started a Twitter account @buy_pens and IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for the family.

One Tweet Perfectly Sums Up Why We Need to Care About What’s Happening in Syria

Tech entrepreneur and designer David Galbraith from Geneva, Switzerland,  tweeted out an iconic photograph of Steve Jobs and the caption: “A Syrian migrants’ child.”

His message: Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was the son of a Syrian father who moved to the United States in the 1950s. According to the Chicago Tribune, Galbraith sent the tweet following the world outcry toward a photograph of a 3-year-old boy’s body washed ashore on a Turkish beach this week.