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Holiday greetings designed by Syrian refugees: Postcards of Hope

Four months ago, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) brought 66 Syrian women and children together around a table ornamented with all kinds of colours and paper. They attended art workshops chaired by Shireen, a Jordanian psychosocial therapist and they were asked to bring back happy memories and think of hopes and dreams. 
Many of the refugees live in urban cities and towns across Jordan, while others stay in what has become the fourth largest ‘city’ in the country known as the Zaatari refugee camp. Their brushstrokes paint a reflection of some intimate and at times playful thoughts and aspirations. Thanks to IRC, this holiday season you can share some of their artwork as greetings with family and friends by visiting: www.hopepostcards.org

Last updated
23/12/2014