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Little Amal

Ebrington Square, Derry~Londonderry
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A little girl on a BIG journey

Little Amal is the 12 foot puppet of  a 10 year old Syrian refugee child at the heart of The Walk.  She has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees. 

Since July 2021, Amal has travelled to 160 towns and cities in 16 countries and been welcomed by two million people on the street and by tens of millions online.   440 events unique to each community that she visits have been created for her by thousands of artists and civil society and faith leaders. Her journeys are festivals of art and hope that draw attention to the huge numbers of children fleeing war, violence and persecution, each with their own story. Her urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us”.

She is currently on a journey from Belfast to Dublin as part of Belfast 2024. She will visit Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Newry, Mourne and Down, Dundalk and Dublin between 16-24 May 2024. CLICK HERE to find out where to meet Amal each day.


Monday 20th May - 3.00pm - Ebrington Square

Little Amal will walk the 235 metres that will take her from the former British Army base at Ebrington to Guildhall Square, home to the Guildhall – a landmark building with a turbulent past of its own.

A short journey but one that speaks of hope, forgiveness and as the name suggests – peace.


Monday 20th May - 5.00pm - Free Derry Corner

Free Derry Corner has become an internationally recognised symbol of resistance.

The iconic landmark is to get a new chapter when for the first time Little Amal – a global beacon of human rights, especially those of refugees – pays it a visit.

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