Concern said members of the public can watch the video on its Facebook page and that while it can be watched without using virtual reality glasses, they recommend using them to get a more immersive experience.
The NGO recently showcased the 360-video in Dublin’s at the ‘Answer Ireland’s Call’ Youth Summit on Peace, Justice and the Sustainable Development Goals, hosted by Concern and the National Youth Council of Ireland, where it was well received by attendees.
Most of the refugees in Gambella, where the video was shot, are from South Sudan, which has been torn by civil war since 2013, just two years after it became the world’s youngest country when it won independence.
The South Sudanese conflict, as well as a collapsing economy, resulted in the United Nations declaring famine in February with 100,000 people facing starvation in some parts of the country.
The devastation has left 4.8 million of the country’s 12.2 million population severely food insecure and almost two million people have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries.
The 360-video can be viewed on Concern Worldwide’s Facebook page and on its website.
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