Botschafterin des Elends: Flüchtlingspuppe Amal macht Halt in Genf

Amal, eine übergrosse Marionette, die ein junges syrisches Flüchtlingskind darstellt, hat am Dienstag Halt in Genf gemacht. Auf ihrer Flucht quer durch Europa will die Puppe die Gesellschaft auf das Elend und die Bedürfnisse junger Flüchtlinge aufmerksam machen.

© Bereitgestellt von Blick Die übergrosse Marionette Amal, ein Symbol für unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge, auf der Place des Nations in Genf.

In Genf erfrischte sich das «kleine Mädchen» zunächst am Brunnen auf dem Platz der Nationen, bevor es sich unter den riesigen zerbrochenen Stuhl flüchtete, umgeben von aufgeregten Kindern. Amal, ein Symbol für unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge, stellte sich dann für kurze Zeit vor das Tor des Uno-Gebäudes in der Hoffnung, gehört zu werden.

Amal wird die Nacht im Grand Théâtre verbringen und am Mittwoch die Kernforschungseinrichtung Cern besuchen, bevor sie ihre Europareise fortsetzt. An jeder Station erzählt sie ein wenig über sich selbst. In Genf geht sie zum Cern, denn ihr heimlicher Traum ist es, Wissenschaftlerin zu werden.

Gestartet war Amal am 27. Juli an der türkisch-syrischen Grenze. Das Ziel ist am 3. November Manchester in Grossbritannien. Im Vatikan traf sie Papst Franziskus. Auf ihrer 8000 Kilometer langen Reise will das «Mädchen» auch Migranten besuchen und ihnen Hoffnung geben.

«The Walk» ist ein Projekt der britischen Wohltätigkeitsorganisation Good Chance, die mit künstlerischen Aktionen Botschaften der Solidarität verbreiten und Verbindungen zwischen Menschen schaffen will.

(SDA)

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