How Art Is Helping Children in One Syrian Refugee Camp

This is the first in a series co-produced by Syria Deeply and Hyperallergic, investigating the visual and cultural responses to the crisis in Syria.

Among the many disquieting truths that appear in the sprawling report from the Za’atari refugee camp recently penned by the New Yorker’s David Remnick, an exchange with a UNICEF official Dominique Hyde about the nature of children’s artwork there was particularly affecting. Hyde tells Remnick, “You look at their drawings: blood, weapons, corpses. I have an eleven-year-old and a three-year-old, and I never see them make drawings like that.” (continue reading, click here)



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