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Syrian refugees transform former Saddam Hussein prison camp with street art

 Spare Change News - USA 08 February 2019

In northwest Iraq, an art project is helping Syrians refugees in a former prison camp transform their foreboding temporary home with colourful street art. The Castle Art Project develops young artists’ skills and helps them earn an income. It is also therapeutic. Participants have gone from depicting blood and bombs to eyes and flowers. (551 Words) - By Taylor Smith

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The project was started in April 2014 by the Rise Foundation, a local non-profit, as a creative outlet for the youth of Akre Syrian Refugee Camp and a way to improve the oppressive atmosphere of the barred windows and cracked concrete walls. Photo courtesy of Spare Change News

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