Yoshitomo Nara designed a greeting card to support refugees based on his interactions with people who have fled war-torn Syria.
The card features a girl at a refugee camp staring straight ahead along with the message: “Think about a refugee.”
In March, Nara spent a week visiting two camps in Jordan for Syrians as well as others who escaped violence and made it to Amman.
He had meals with a Syrian family and listened to the experiences of a woman who was separated from her husband because of the civil war.
He was invited by a nonprofit group called the Japan Platform (JPF), which comprises 43 Japanese nongovernmental organizations.
The greeting card was released as part of the Think about a Refugee campaign, which aims to gain broader assistance for Syrian refugees before the coldest months of winter.
We’ve become accustomed to seeing children arriving into this country from war-torn nations, grown used to images of terrified people seeking refuge in this safe-haven we have provided. But rarely do we see beyond those pictures, those snippets in time, each of them fading, merging into one as further conflict erupts in lands anew….October 18, 2022
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