The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched an augmented reality application that immerses you in the reality of war through the eyes of a child.

Can you imagine living in the middle of a city at war? The new ICRC's app “Enter the room” takes you into a child room to experience the brutal impact of years of fighting in accelerated time as the virtual room transforms from a home of light and life, to a dwelling of suffering and sadness. There are currently an estimated 65 million people fleeing conflict in the world, of whom 75% live in cities, which are increasingly used as battlefields.

To better understand the impact of years of fighting, download the app available on the App Store for iPhone 6s and above, walk around in a bright place to enter the child’s virtual room. You might find yourself startled by the noise of bombing as you witness the destruction taking place before your eyes - an experience that is very real for many who are caught in conflict.