July to November 2021

The Walk 2021

In 2021, Little The Walk travelled 8,000km to focus awareness on refugee crisis.

An international arts festival meets endurance event, The Walk saw Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet, walk across the European continent to shine a light on the stories of millions of young refugees. She travelled through 8 countries, was welcomed by hundreds of cultural events in cities, towns and villages all along her route. The length and sheer size of the challenge captured imaginations worldwide.

She walked for all the children – many unaccompanied and separated from their families – who are forced to undertake extraordinary journeys under life-threatening conditions. Little Amal walked so that we didn’t forget them.

“At a time when public debate is so polarised, and safe and legal routes for refugees are being closed down, art has a critical role to play in changing the conversation and bringing people together. We hope that The Walk will shed new light on the journeys refugees are forced to take and galvanise support for a world where everyone seeking asylum has access to a safe passage.”

Beth Gardiner-Smith, CEO of Safe Passage