In support of refugees

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The humanitarian project The Walk arrives in the alleys of the ancient centre of Naples, Italy, on 8 September 2021, bringing the giant puppet Amal, symbolising a Syrian refugee girl and created by famous Handspring Puppet Company, to numerous European cities.

The 3.5-metre-tall artwork walks across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and the UK to focus attention on the urgent needs of young refugees and represent all the displaced children, many of whom separated from their families. The giant puppet of the young refugee girl is part of The Walk art initiative, which will travel 8,000km in support of refugees.

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