A 10-year-old girl makes her pitch to Western powers for peace in Yemen

Article by Stephen Snyder for PRI

Yara is a 10-year-old girl living in Yemen's rebel-held capital city, Sanaa. The sound of fighter jets, rockets and bomb blasts have kept her awake at night since she was 8 and a half.

Recently, she decided it was time to do something. So she made a video.

“I don't want it to be my turn to die,” she says, in a message recorded in her bedroom on her mom’s cell phone. “I want to live all my life, I want to be a doctor, I want to be an engineer,” she tells the camera. "I want to grow up and be something important in this world.”

Yara encouraged her parents to share the video on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Within a week, it had been viewed more than 15,000 times.

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BBC report about Yara