Banksy creates a new image of hope to stand #WithSyria

by alvaro | March 11, 2014
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Popular British graffiti artist Banksy has shown his support for the #WithSyria campaign by reworking his iconic image of a little girl with a balloon, entitled “There is Always Hope“, to show a Syrian child.

Banksy is one of hundreds of thousands of people joining together this week to show solidarity with the Syrian people. Vigils will be held in more than 30 countries, including in both refugee camps and host communities in Jordan, in major capitals around the world including Washington, Paris and London, and in countries that have current or very recent experience of conflict within their own borders, including Sudan, the DRC and Mexico.

In all these countries, people are calling on political leaders to do all they can to ensure we’re not marking four years of conflict in 12 months time.


The humanitarian suffering caused by the crisis is overwhelming.

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Joel Bassuk is Oxfam International Digital Comunications Manager.
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