Photo of the day: Iraqi childrens street art

Refugee Art in Iraq

Iraqi Children displaced by conflict are finding expression in street art, as part of a project funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (Echo), and the UN children’s charity Unicef.

Alaa, 11, from Derik City, Syria, stands in front of a mural which she has helped to paint at Domiz refugee camp, northern Iraq. The mural reads “asti” or peace.

“In every city there are different people: Christians, Muslims, and so on. It’s good to be friends with everyone” –  Alaa

Photo credit EU/ECHO/Caroline Gluck

Painting Outside the Lines, run by the AptArt organisation and Acted relief agency, reveals the young artists’ hope for the future, despite the adversity they face.

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