A little girl on a BIG journey
Little Amal is the 12 foot puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee child at the heart of The Walk. Over the last year she has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees.
Since July 2021, Amal has travelled over 9,000km and been welcomed by more than a million people on the street, including hundreds of artists and civil society and faith leaders, as well as by tens of millions online.
Her journeys are festivals of art and hope (her name means ‘hope’ in Arabic) that draw attention to the huge numbers of children fleeing war, violence and persecution, each with their own story. Her urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us”.
So far, she has visited 13 countries including Turkey, Greece, Italy, France and the UK. Most recently, she has been welcomed in Lviv in Ukraine and by 50 events in all 5 boroughs of New York City.