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Little Amal, symbol of child refugees, reaches Brussels

Giant puppet depicting Syrian refugee girl will end cross-Europe journey in Manchester in early November

Omer Tugrul Cam   | 08.10.2021
Little Amal, symbol of child refugees, reaches Brussels

BRUSSELS 

Little Amal, a giant puppet representing a Syrian refugee girl, arrived in Brussels on Thursday as part of an 8,000-kilometer (4,970-mile) journey across Europe to raise awareness about the plight of millions of young refugees.

Little Amal delivered a mountain of letters to the European Parliament in the Belgian capital, all drawing attention to the difficulties experienced by uprooted refugee children.

Her journey – a project titled The Walk – started from Gaziantep in southeast Turkey in late July and culminates in the northern English city of Manchester in early November, following stops in Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium.

The project is led by Good Chance, a UK-based theater and art company, and supported by Turkey’s Association of Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

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