Art brings light into the darkness

UNICEF-supported Community Arts Projects in Rohingya Camps

Bangladesh. A wall painting by Rohingya children
UNICEF/UN0213503/Sokol

Highlights

UNICEF partnered with Artolution, to deliver life-saving information through community-based art initiatives to promote behaviour change and increase awareness among affected communities. Thousands of refugee and host community members have participated in a number of creative art events and workshops and have collectively designed colourful murals in public places. In an emergency context where affected children and their families suffer from a convergence of vulnerabilities, the therapeutic power of community arts has helped humanitarians deliver life-saving messages to those who need them most, and it played a key role in promoting social cohesion and peaceful co-existence.

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Author
Dr. Hakan Ergül
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