Giant puppet Little Amal to meet Ukrainian refugee children in Poland

Model of 10-year-old Syrian girl that has become symbol of compassion will visit border town of Przemyśl

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After last year’s 5,000-mile journey across Europe to draw attention to the plight of refugees, Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian girl, has travelled to Poland to meet children who have fled the war in Ukraine.

Amal became an international symbol of displacement and loss – but also of compassion and generosity – when, with a team of puppeteers and support workers, she walked from Gaziantep near the Turkish-Syrian border to Manchester between July and October.

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