Creativity is powerful. It solves problems, bridges difference, brings comfort and builds confidence.
It can offer a sense of identity after the most traumatic experiences and motivate others to show support. This year, for example, we were lucky enough to work with MADE51, a UN Refugee Agency initiative that provides refugee artisans with a means to market their creativity worldwide. Its debut collection featured craft pieces made by people forced from their homes by war or persecution, giving makers the independence of an income and the opportunity to rebuild their lives on their terms.
To celebrate International Migrants Day 2018, we’ve picked ten other organisations or projects that are using creativity to change the lives of displaced people, from tech start-ups and cookery classes to social media apps and illustration exhibitions.
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