Artists respond to the heartbreaking death of the 3-year-old drowned Syrian boy

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 4 September 2015

Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi and his 5-year-old brother Galip were Syrian refugees who made worldwide news yesterday for all the wrong reasons. While trying to escape Syria with their family, both young boys drowned just off the coast of the Greek island of Kos.

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Strangers of the world have come together to help this Syrian refugee start a new life

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 29 August 2015

A photo of a Syrian refugee went viral earlier this week, showing a man holding his sleeping daughter while selling pens on the streets of Beirut. More than 1 million people around the world shared the heartbreaking image which prompted Icelandic activist Gissur Simonarson to launch a campaign to find the man.

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The newest hashtag campaign celebrities are in on? #WakeUpCall

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 15 October 2014

So long, ice bucket challenge. Hello, #WakeUpCall. This new social media campaign is in the aid of Unicef and involves celebs taking selfies first thing in the morning-no makeup and no hair brushing. The idea was actually conceived by UK Unicef Ambassador Jemima Khan, who said on Twitter: ‘Post a video of your #wakeupcall or […]

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Syria Protests: Tweets mapped on Mi Bazaar

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By Daniel Rotman in New Trends on Tuesday 21 February 2012

With the growing violence and media censorship in Syria, it’s good to see people using technology like this to inform people. The situation in Syria is terrible and the struggle in the international community is very in much in focus.

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Hagop Belian

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By Kira Heuer in New Art on Thursday 22 January 2009

Having spent his early years in Syria, artist Hagop Belian now resides in Los Angeles, leaving behind a BA in Mathematics and the option of becoming a weapons engineer to instead pursue an artistic path of self expression. His most recent work involves stories told by trinkets and treasures to represent rebirth, transformation, truth and change.

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