Bradford and BLF will welcome Little Amal to City Park for a parade, poetry performances and craft activities.

Amal is set to to journey through Bradford on 20th June to meet new friends and share a message of hope.

Since her initial 8,000km journey from Syria, Little Amal, a 3.5 metre puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian girl refugee, has become an international symbol of human rights. She has come to represent the millions of refugee children including those who have been separated from their families.

One year on from leaving Syria and 5 weeks after her visit to Ukraine, she will mark World Refugee Week by visiting 10 towns and cities across England meeting old friends and making new ones. Amal will be sharing a message of resilience and hope with anyone who has been forced to leave their homes.

On World Refugee Day, Amal will visit Bradford, one of the most culturally diverse and youngest populations in the United Kingdom. She will take gifts from the children of Bradford to children in Leeds, where she will explore the city centre with her new friends.

Join us for a unique celebration of the human spirit during this special visit.



Little Amal

Amal is a 3.5 meter puppet. From July to November 2021, representing all displaced children, many separated from their families, Amal travelled over 8,000km embodying the urgent message “Don’t forget about us”.

Since the beginning of her journey in 2021, Little Amal has travelled through over 70 cities and been welcomed at more than 160 unique events, reaching 875,000 people in the 12 countries she has already visited, and millions more online.