Ahlem Mosteghanemi, in her quality as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, launched her first solidarity campaign for Syrian refugees
Under the theme “our hearts warm up your winters”, the Artist for peace Ahlem Mosteghanemi launched her first project of solidarity for refugees victims of war and mainly for Syrian refugees.
In the framework of her action plan with UNESCO, she attended the 9th Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Conference at the Syrian refugees camp in Jordan called “Ezzaâtari”, one of the biggest refugees camp in the world (100 000 refugees) where she distributed winter garment, blankets, food and kitchen tools.
During her humanitarian action, Ms Mosteghanemi joined, as UNESCO Artist for peace, the opening of an exhibition organized by the Arab Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement associations in favour of actions it undertakes to the benefit of Syrian refugees. On that occasion, the writer claimed to the Algerian press agency at Amman that she has dreamed of undertaking humanitarian projects for years and that she is very sensitive to Syrian refugee’s suffering in this very difficult wintry cold season. She highlighted that reception conditions in the Ezzaâtari camp “are showing improvement” compared to other camps, particularly in terms of health services and comfort.
On 16 December 2016, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova bestowed the title of UNESCO Artist for Peace to Ms Mosteghanem in recognition of her involvement, through her writing in favour of causes as social justice and education of youths affected by conflicts, as well as her devotion to the ideals and the objectives of the Organization.
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