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Get Involved with Little Amal's Efforts

Little Amal is the 12 foot puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee child at the heart of The Walk. She has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees. Since July 2021, Amal has travelled over 9,000km to 97 towns and cities in 15 countries and been welcomed by more than a million people on the street. Her journeys are festivals of art and hope that draw attention to the huge numbers of children fleeing war, violence and persecution, each with their own story. 

Half of all refugees are children. Half of all school age refugee children have lost their opportunity of a formal education. Today tens of thousands who have fled war and persecution are urgently in need of support. Explore ways to get involved below!

Learn More and Take Action!

National Refugee Organizations & Resources:​

The Amal Fund

Little Amal Spectacle

Handspring Puppet Company

Local Refugee Organizations & Resources:

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Heartland Alliance

Chicago Refugee Coalition

Trellus

Refuge Action Network

Illinois Community for Displaced Immigrants