World Refugee Day 2019

World Refugee Day 2019

A tribute to our Big Picture Foundation kids who are refugees or who are currently displaced from their homes as a result of war…



Children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo represented at the Mantapala Refugee Camp, Zambia

United Nations High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) Art program
Head of Kawambwa Field Office: Hashim M.E.M Sharief
Reporting Associate:  Bruce Mulenga

Mantapala Art Children 6

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Sara and Leen arrived from Syria to the US on August 30th, 2016.  The next day, they attended a Big Picture Foundation event at the Metropolitan Museum.  They have been valuable members of the BPF community, ever since.  These are their 2018-2019 program year submissions…

Sara, 13


Sara K., 13, Leen K., 11, and Abodey, 4




Our BPF kids and group leader in Iraq originally came from Mosul, Iraq, but as a result of war, they have lived for many years in the Harsham Refugee Camp, in Erbil, Iraq…

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Anmar makes Spaghetti 🙂




When the weather is hot, families from the Harsham Refugee Camp go to a nearby picnic area, where kids can swim.  Recently, when Anmar, Abdulrahman, Mostafa, and Bashar were there, they took photos, in order to share their lives with global Big Picture Foundation kids….

Despite challenging environmental circumstances and a lack of art supplies, Anmar and our BPF Iraq members find ways to meet BPF challenges. This time, Anmar uses photos to share his life with global BPF kids.  Among the photos, he included the BPF logo, which makes the BPF director so happy!

Photo Autobiography: Anmar M., 14


Video footage of the Harsham Refugee Camp, taken by Rami M., our BPF director in Iraq and Anmar’s big brother.


Important News:  In January, a fire burned down a large section of the Harsham Refugee Camp, including a shelter that housed three BPF Iraq kids.  While extensive damage created increased environmental stress, the three BPF kids and their family have since been resettled back in their original pre-refugee camp home.

Video footage by Rami M.


See past submissions from Iraq

.Harsham Refugee Camp, Erbil, Iraq