Little Amal comes to Dublin

Little Amal has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Arriving in to Dublin for two days, the internationally acclaimed ‘The Walk’ features Little Amal, a 12 foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child.

During two days of activities in Dublin on 23 May and 24 May, visitors were able to see and meet Little Amal at a series of free, family-friendly events for all ages in the heart of the city.

The series of events featured performances from Branar, Ireland’s leading theatre company for children, multi-award winning dance company Junk Ensemble and world renowned musicians Colm Mac Con Iomaire, New Brass Kings, Jiggy,  Tonnta Music  and friends with a performance featuring words written by Manchán Magan.

Amal is pictured in the Amphitheatre Woodquay Dublin meeting children from the South City CND School who rearch out to give her a letter they each wrote to welcome Amal to Ireland. Photo Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Little Amal has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees. 

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. Her urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us”. 

Little Amal in Dublin. Photo Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Since July 2021, Amal has traveled to 16 countries and been welcomed by two million people on the street and by tens of millions online.  440 unique events have been created for her by thousands of artists and civil society and faith leaders. Between September and November 2023, she traveled through the United States and Mexico, where she was welcomed in more than 60 cities with 165 events, meeting approximately 650,000 people.

Since Amal has started walking, she has raised €900,000 for The Amal Fund with Choose Love, providing urgently-needed support for refugee and displaced children all over the world.

You can donate to The Amal Fund today provide education, food, shelter, emergency medical care, legal assistance and much more for children like Little Amal.

Photos Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

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