Refugee Mother and Child, Oil paint on canvas

ONE YOUNG WORLD SUPPORTS ART EXHIBITION TO MARK WORLD REFUGEE DAY

A special exhibition of portraits from refugee camps in Calais and Jordan took place last week to mark World Refugee Day, hosted by the young artist and One Young World Ambassador Hannah Rose Thomas.

Supported by One Young World, the exhibition was a culmination of Hannah’s work in refugee camps over the last three years. Hannah met the subjects of her portraits whilst working in partnership with UNHCR and Relief International to organise art projects for children in Za’atari camps.

The 40-piece exhibition took place at The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London, and opened with a special reception and private view attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie.

The exhibition included portraits of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan, to illuminate the faces and individual stories of refugees, that often go forgotten.

Kate Robertson, Founder of One Young World, said: “We are proud to support Hannah’s affecting and vital exhibition. One Young World was founded with the aim of empowering young people to drive positive change across the world. Hannah is a fantastic example of the phenomenal work our Ambassadors have done around the globe. To date, 8.9m people around the world have been positively impacted by the work of One Young World Ambassadors.”

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