Save the Children's art-bound book explores the stories behind objects cherished by Syrian refugee kids

VMLY&R also created a film and website to mark the 10th anniversary of the Syrian crisis

Published On
Apr 01, 2021

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A moving new project from Save the Children has created a book that pays tribute to the simple objects cherished by Syrian refugee children forced to leave their homes.

Created by VMLY&R, "The Last Possessions" was created to remind the world of the plight of the children fleeing their homes as the Syrian crisis marks its tenth anniversary. Save the Children collected the stories behind objects such as a football, a blanket or a flute that were taken from home and carried by the children on their often perilous journeys.

The images and stories have been collated in a special art-bound book, and the stories are also told in a film, seen here, that features the children of the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, where 80,000 Syrians have ended up, 20% of whom are under the age of five. The children's stories can also be explored on a website, where people are invited to donate to Save the Children's efforts at the camp.

Child playing flute

Child holding prayer beads

Child holding fidget spinner