Little Amal visits Decatur
Tuesday, October 10th at 5:00 PM
MARTA Decatur Station, Church Street
With a name meaning “Hope” in Arabic, Little Amal is a twelve-foot tall puppet of a ten-year-old Syrian refugee girl. Since beginning her journey in 2021, Amal has traveled to thirteen countries, meeting more than one million people. She has become an international symbol of compassion and human rights, carrying a message of hope for displaced people everywhere, especially children who have been separated from their families.
Now, between September and November this year, Amal will journey 6,000 miles across the United States, visiting over 35 cities.
Join us in welcoming her to Decatur on October 10th.
"One thing to take"
The number is staggering: 43.3 million children have been forcibly displaced from their homes since the end of 2022, according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. In a world ravaged by conflict and displacement, it is the children, the most vulnerable among us, that bear the weight of the unimaginable suffering of displacement.
Yet, amidst the chaos and against all odds, a remarkable source of solace emerges: the stuffed animal.
While nothing can replace their homes or heal their scars, stuffed animals have emerged as steadfast companions to our refugee children: a constant source of emotional support, companionship, comfort, and a tangible reminder of happier times.