Together with UNHCR, international best-selling author, Neil Gaiman, and co-founder and designer of Marchesa, Georgina Chapman, are developing a storytelling project highlighting the Syrian refugee crisis.
As the war in Syria rages on into its fourth year, Neil and Georgina spent time with Syrian refugees in Jordan gathering first hand testimony and seeing UNHCR’s frontline work. The stories, photos and videos they collected will form the basis of a project seeking to build a bridge of empathy and understanding between refugee and non-refugee communities.
Come back soon for more information and updates from Neil and Georgina.
Come back soon for more updates from Neil and Georgina
How you can help
A monthly donation will help us reach more families in desperate need of shelter and protection, and allow us to provide long term support.
Could buy enough thermal fleece blankets to protect a Syrian family from the bitter cold of the desert nights in the refugee camps
Could provide a tent to shelter a family from the elements
Neil’s BBC Worldwide interview
Neil Gaiman is the internationally acclaimed author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. Some of his most notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Neil has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008). In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.
Georgina Chapman is a fashion designer, actress, and former model. She co-founded the international fashion and lifestyle brand Marchesa, where she is designer and creative director. In addition to her design career, Georgina’s film credits include Awake, The Nanny Diaries, Factory Girl and Match Point. Georgina has served as a judge for all three seasons of Project Runway: All Stars, and made her directorial debut as one of five creative icons chosen to direct a film inspired by user-submitted photos, and written by Neil Gaiman, for Canon’s Project Imaginat10n campaign and film festival.
Syria Crisis Stories
Nine-year-old Syrian refugee Mahmoud was so desperate to attend school he risked his life to get to Europe. He was stopped, sent back to Egypt, and is now making a fresh start in Sweden.
As a poet, rapper and university student, Hany saw opportunity everywhere. But the conflict in Syria has put his future in doubt.
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