Syrian civil war

Artwork inspired by child refugees in Syria

BBC Midlands Today

A Birmingham artist has been to Lebanon where he created art with the help of Syrian refugee children.

Mohammed Ali leaning against the painted wall
Islamic Relief

Mohammed Ali travelled with the Islamic Relief charity to work with youngsters who have fled their war-torn home.

This month marks eight years since the civil war broke out in Syria, which is thought to have claimed half a million lives.

The charity says the artist spray-painted a wall owned by a mosque in London after being inspired by the "innocent play of the children in the camp".

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Around half a million Syrians have been killed and many more injured in the last 8 years.
Over the past eight years, it's thought that about half a million Syrians have been killed and many more have been injured. The conflict has led to more people having to flee their homes than in any other crisis of our time. For the past few years, BBC News has been following the story of one little boy, Mustafa, whose parents were both killed in an attack which also gave him life-changing injuries. Caroline Hawley went to meet with Mustafa again at his new home in Jordan. First broadcast: 07.03.2019
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