Nora Alshaikh Art
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In the past decade, the global refugee population has more than doubled. According to the UNHCR, over 84 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes. Among them are over 26.6 million refugees, the highest population on record. 68% of the world’s refugees come from just 5 countries.
I have decided to use my art and speak up for those who wasn't able to do so. People who lived this and their children had the most sadness experience. They weren't traveling for fun or leisure, but they were traveling with fear and uncertainty about the future.
The definition of a refugee is someone who:
"owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it."
According to the United Nations
Medium: Oil Painting on High-quality Canvas