A new class of kids at The Berkeley School send some new art to Syrian children in the Bohsin refugee camp in Turkey. We hope to get it there soon! Here it is:
Shahira el Bokhary stepped up with translations of the postcards that cannot be delivered! Thank you, Shahira, you’re an angel. If you would like to help, you can enter your translation into the comments of the pictures on this post. I hope you will help!
World Refugee Day
June 20th is World Refugee Day, an effort to raise awareness of the “situation” of refugees* throughout the world. World Refugee Day isn’t well known. In fact, I don’t know anyone outside the community of people who work with refugees who knows about this day. Perhaps that says more about how little governments care about refugees. Most people are…
The Crisis Grows
The Syrian refugee crisis now includes around four million people who have fled Syria, according to the United Nations. The New York Times has a good summary of what the U.N. is calling “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.” Meanwhile, another 6.5 million people are stuck in Syria between al Nusra, ISIS, FSA, and the…
National Geographic Proof
National Geographic Proof, the photography blog of the National Geographic Magazine, featured our work today at http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/13/david-gross-captures-artistic-expressions-of-syrian-refugee-children/
Their piece discusses David’s thoughts on creating the work and what it means, with some of the better anecdotes from the trip.
It’s good publicity, too!