This Puppet From Israel Helps Ukrainian Kids Cope With Unspeakable Trauma

During the Second Lebanon War, an Israeli clinical psychologist discovered the powers of Hibuki. Now the plush puppy, with long arms and a sad expression, is offering immediate relief to children in Ukraine: 'Children can’t wait, in a month it will be too late'

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Shai Hen-Gal with Hibuki. Hen-Gal adds that the director of the Kyiv circus saw the Zoom talk and got in touch, asking how to make the dolls.
Shai Hen-Gal with Hibuki. Hen-Gal says that the director of the Kyiv circus saw the Zoom talk and got in touch, asking how to make the dolls. Credit: Eyal Toueg
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A Japanese child displaced by the tsunami in 2011. Credit: AP
Ukrainian refugee children in Odessa.Credit: ALEXANDROS AVRAMIDIS / Reuters
A public shelter in Sderot. 100,000 Hibuki dolls have been distributed to children in Sderot and the Gaza border communities.Credit: Eyal Touag

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