The war in Syria has displaced over 8.4 million people, making it a human crisis second only to World War 2. But every news about it becomes a passing headline day after day. People are experiencing compassion fatigue that makes them indifferent towards the crisis. Save The Children wanted people to understand what it feels to be forced out of your home.
We created “The Last Possessions”. A book that tells the stories of refugee children through the very last object they fled with. Israa’s pocket mirror, Fahid’s fidget spinner, Amjad’s flute. 25 possessions that carry unfortunate tales of escape, memories of loved ones and the only hope for survival, were written in Haiku poetry. Through the book, we auctioned their ‘Last possessions’ with a twist, where people were invited to bid but encouraged to donate and help the children keep their Last Possessions.