Sesame Street’s Elmo Visits Syrian Children at Mercy Corps’ Dream Land in Za’atari Refugee Camp

May 3, 2016

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan – The muppet Elmo and characters from Hikayat Simsim, the locally produced Jordanian version of the children’s television program “Sesame Street,” entertained some 500 children today with an educational program at Mercy Corps' Dream Land, a child-friendly space in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. The children, refugees from Syria’s five-year conflict, learned about mutual respect and understanding as they watched episodes of Hikayat Simsim, met Elmo and other costumed characters and received coloring books and stickers.

 

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