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‘Sesame Street’ in Arabic tackles trauma faced by refugee children

Beirut: The global “Sesame Street” family is getting three new Muppet members: Basma, Jad and Ma’zooza. The characters are creative and adventurous, speak Arabic and are set to tackle yet another difficult subject: the trauma facing refugee children in the Middle East. They will lead a new Arabic-language, locally produced show, created by Sesame Workshop in conjunction with the International Rescue Committee, which aims to bring laughter and learning to children affected by displacement in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. Called “Ahlan Simsim,” which means “Welcome Sesame” in Arabic, the show will debut in early February 2020, according to a Medium post...


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