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Sabika's Story

Middle Child & 11 London


Middle Child and 11 London came to us to produce an animation for their client Christian Aid. They wanted to share the story of Sabika, representing all children in the Rohingya crisis. It has been five years since 720,000 Rohingya refugees fled violence, torture and death in Myanmar, and this animation was created to remind the public that this crisis is ongoing. 

Women and children are especially vulnerable in refugee camps, where violence, trafficking, flooding and fires are rampant. Christian Aid supports its partners, who have set up safe places for women and children within the refugee camp.


We decided to tell Sabika’s story using frame-by-frame and 2D animation. We designed the characters in detail, down to their clothing colours, to ensure the characters were easy to identify and the viewer could follow the story. 

We used paper dolls to represent the horrific act of family separation experienced by most refugee children. We felt this was the best way to represent this loss through the eyes of a child.